How Fast Does It Go?

The Speed of 20 Types of Transport from Tricycles to Cars to Space Ships

Children - Non-Fiction
52 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2014
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Author Biography

Best selling children's author, Lilley Light was born in New Zealand where she lived until 1999. She then moved to Brisbane Australia, living there until 2012 when she returned to her native country. The pull of the beautiful New Zealand countryside and her two grandchildren were too hard to resist any longer.

Lilley has always enjoyed reading and, with the two grandchildren in mind, decided to write educational, non-fiction picture books that could either be read to younger children, or as they progressed with their reading abilities, books for kids ages 6-8 to read for themselves. The information presented in her books also helps students with their early education science and physics projects.

Lilley's second book 'How Fast Does It Go: The SPEED of things - A childhood education science book about the speed of 20 types of transport', published in November 2013 was born from the continuous questions from one of her grandchildren... "Grandma, how fast do space ships travel?", or "How fast do speed boats go?, or "How fast do cars go?", kids are like sponges when it comes to learning and things that go and other various forms of transportation always hold their interest.

Her first book, 'Tractors, Diggers and Dozers - A Childhood Education Science Picture Book About Tractors, Diggers & Bulldozers' was published in August 2013 as one of her grandchildren absolutely adores these hard working machines and even drags his Mom to see them in action.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

How Fast Does it Go? (The Speed of Things): The Speed of 20 Types of Transport from Tricycles to Cars to Space Ships by Lilley Light is a charismatic children's pictorial book that is chock full of intriguing information, facts, and pictures of vehicles and other transportation devices that gain speed with movement. Author Lilley Light draws her readers in deep with her fun and educational book on the naturally intriguing subjects of speed and transport. With 20 different types of transport being discussed, from a simple tricycle to a space shuttle, readers will pay full attention.

Society is often attracted to the finer things in life, such as transport. Historically, human beings have only set the bar higher for themselves with the amazing inventions and top speeds that have been achieved and exceeded throughout the years. The author offers readers a brief history of each form of transport, an array of records and speed information to go along with a vivid photograph. For example, did you know that the bicycle was invented in 1817, but wasn't commercially recognized until 1863, 46 years later! The bicycle in those days was made of wood and had a very large front wheel and a tiny back wheel. The operator sat very high in the air, going 10 to 20 miles per hour when momentum was gained.

Lilley Light offers readers a fun and intellectual book to read individually or share with others. The book is a wonderful read, offering facts, history, records, and photographs. The book is said to be for children, but an older reader is sure to enjoy it just the same.