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Children's book about "growing" machine/industrial sprawl?
June 2, 2014 12:37 PM   Subscribe

An image (link) reminded me of a children's book I read at school (in England) in the 1980s. I can't remember much about it except it involved a machine that started out small and benign, but eventually grew to take over and pollute the whole world (allegorically, no doubt). I think it was largely or entirely pictorial, so impossible to google for! Anyone have any idea what it might have been? Thanks!
posted by puppygalore to Education (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
"Olaf's Incredible Machine"?
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:42 PM on June 2 [1 favorite]

Not The Lorax by any chance?
posted by phunniemee at 12:45 PM on June 2

was it by any chance Bill Peet's "Wump World"? Not one machine specifically, but a race of aliens that invade and pollute a planet, driving the Wumps underground.
posted by cosmicbandito at 1:21 PM on June 2

That was it, MonkeyToes! Amazing, thanks!
posted by puppygalore at 1:31 PM on June 2

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