Did you know at cruising speed, Concorde flies faster than a bullet? That the engine in a helicopter is about the size of a backpack? That the paint alone on a 747 can weigh as much as a large horse? Packed with amazing facts such as these, Aeroplane takes a close-up look at working machines. Stunning photographs of real machines provide a wealth of mechanical details. Funny artworks encourage children to compare machines and their work to everyday objects and activities. Lively, informative text holds children's attention as they explore the ingriguing world of aeroplanes and other airport machines.