Did you know a tornado travels faster than a racecar? Full Speed Ahead! directly compares the speeds of animals, modes of transport and forces of nature in a clear and visually-striking album format. Objects are grouped from slowest to fastest, with objects of the same speed on the same spread, creating fascinating "match" races. The bright, vintage-style illustrations by French design firm Cruschiform have strong crossover and museum appeal. A glossary in the back matter gives additional information on each object.
Cruschiform is a French creative studio based in Paris founded by Marie-Laure Cruschi in 2007. Cruschiform collaborates with cultural revues, fashion magazines, children's book publishers, music bands and luxury brands, including Le Monde, Gallimard Jeunesse, Dior, Hermes, Johnnie Walker and Veuve Clicquot. Their other children's books include: Opus Elementaire, Revolution, Re-creatures and Livre D'histoire.