Construction Zone

Construction Zone

by Tana Hoban
     
 

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Crisp, clear, full-color photographs show all the fascinating machines and earthmovers found at a construction site. Even the very youngest readers will want to put on hard hats!

"The roaring power of 13 construction machines is captured in clear, brilliantly colored photographs." — BooklistSee more details below

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Crisp, clear, full-color photographs show all the fascinating machines and earthmovers found at a construction site. Even the very youngest readers will want to put on hard hats!

"The roaring power of 13 construction machines is captured in clear, brilliantly colored photographs." — Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Keen
With her clear color photographs, Tana Hoban offers a peek into the activities at a construction site. Accompanied only by the word for the particular machine in use, the photographs require little explanation (although a definition of terms is provided at the end of the book.) Kids with the machine gene will be drawn to the simple yet matter-of-fact approach of Hoban's book.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Excellent photographs labeled with the name of each machine demonstrate the types of heavy equipment that might be found on a construction site. The left page shows the machine and the right presents a close-up shot that shows its function on the job. A useful book to identify bulldozers, cement mixers, backhoes and the like and to delve deeper into the activities that occur on a construction project. The final spread offers more information about the tasks these machines perform. This conversion from picture book to board book works well. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Hoban uses her hallmark clear, full-color photographs to introduce construction equipment. Each of the 13 machines presented is given a two-page spread, one picture taken at middle distance, the other close up. The final two pages match thumbnail photos with explanatory text, allowing parents or teachers to describe what each machine is doing. Though less innovative and arresting than some of her other picture books, Hoban's foray into the world of big machines will nonetheless prove fascinating to children who gravitate to books like Angela Royston and Graham Thompson's Monster Road Builders (Barron's, 1989).Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688122843
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
530,623
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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