Roads Take Us Home

Roads Take Us Home

by Lee Sullivan Hill

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2In each of these books, beautiful full-color photographs occupy half of the pages, while a simple, large-print text explains the concept being presented. In Bridges, structures of many kinds, shapes, lengths, and building materials are described. Safety and maintenance are also touched upon briefly. Roads ranges from superhighway to "the most crooked street in San Francisco." There is a brief explanation of how roads are built. Occasionally the clearly written texts misstep. In Bridges, a reference to the three little pigs seems silly and out of place. In Roads, readers are invited to "take a deep breath" and smell while the accompanying photograph depicts several Japanese or Chinese fans, which has nothing to do with the text. Each book features a child (one boy, one girl) at play on a make-believe road or bridge, followed by a discussion of the possibilities in that field when they grow up. Although Jeff Sheppard's I Know a Bridge (Macmillan, 1993), Ken Robbins's Bridges (Dial, 1991), and Gail Gibbons's New Road (Crowell, 1983) cover much of the same ground, these titles will nonetheless be useful in supporting curriculum, while the inviting format and clear presentations will satisfy youngsters' curiosity.Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Building Block Books Series
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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