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Ready Set Draw! STEM Activity: How Mechanical Books Work!

Ready Set Draw! STEM Activity: How Mechanical Books Work!

Author and Illustrator Matthew Van Fleet shows us how mechanical books really work!

We taped this episode of Ready Set Draw! on location at the military installation on Governors Island known collectively as Fort Columbus! In 1878, officers’ families started to move in, and resources, such as a movie theater, a YMCA, “officer’s club,” public school, and three chapels, were built. This house is located next to the Admirals House in Nolan Park and was built in the late 1800s!

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ABOUT GOVERNORS ISLAND

Governors Island is in New York, only minutes away from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn! You and your family can go to Governors Island by catching a ferry this summer.

ABOUT MATTHEW VAN FLEET

Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for over twenty years. His unique formats invite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites and more. His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and DOG as well as the New York Times bestsellers CAT, Alphabet, Heads and MOO. His perennial favorites have sold more than 8 million copies and children in fifteen countries across the globe enjoy his books in foreign language editions.

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