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Géraldine Elschner

Funny Machines for George the Sheep

A Children's Book Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

With illustrations by Rémi Saillard
Recommended age group: 4 +
Funny Machines for George the Sheep
$ 14.95| £ 10.99 (* recommended retail price)

This delightful introduction to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci teaches young readers about the painstaking but rewarding art of design and discovery.

George the sheep is happy living outside in his meadow except for one thing: when it rains, he shrinks to the size of a mouse; when the sun comes out he grows enormous. Befuddled, his owner Leon sets out to find a way to shelter George from the rain. A huge set of bat wings to dry his fur? A wheeled chariot to keep out the wet? Finally he alights on the perfect solution—a large umbrella. But when the wind plays havoc with this contraption Leon must put pencil to paper once again to come up with a solution. Through careful measuring, sketching, and a truly indefatigable spirit, Leon, like his fifteenth-century namesake, solves the kinds of problems that have challenged inventors throughout history. Cleverly invoking the mechanical genius of Leonardo da Vinci, this delightful children’s book explores the art of invention through illustrations and an entertaining story.

Original Title: Drôle d'engin pour Valentin
Originally published by: l'elan vert
With illustrations by Rémi Saillard
Hardcover, 32 pages, 24x32, 21 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-7166-5
US April 21, 2014
UK March 17, 2014
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Géraldine Elschner

Géraldine Elschner is the author of numerous books including "The Cat and the Bird" and "Where is the Frog" (both by Prestel). She lives in Heidelberg. ZAÜ is a French illustrator, born 1943 in Rennes.

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Rémi Saillard

Rémi Saillard's illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines and children's books, including »Funny Machines for George the Sheep« (Prestel). He lives in Strasbourg, France.


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