From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwack!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory.
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Brian Lovelock illustrated Roadwork by Sally Sutton as well as The Rain Train by Elena de Roo and Did My Mother Do That? by Sharon Holt. A geophysicist and fine artist, Brian Lovelock lives in New Zealand.
What People are Saying About This
Sutton’s rhythmic text, full of onomatopoeia and muscular action words, captures the excitement and energy of big trucks hard at work and powerful machinery bashing concrete and metal. Lovelock’s meticulous illustrations, rendered in pigmented ink, give the job site a suitably dusty patina and put the equipment and vehicles center stage, where young fans will want them...This is all about as good as it gets for truck-obsessed preschoolers.
—The Horn Book
The text is rife with onomatopoeic phrases and action verbs, making it great for reading aloud and building vocabulary. Lovelock’s pigmented ink illustrations capture details about the machines–from treads to gears–in a style that is graphic and yet painterly. The geometric nature of the construction equipment offers another avenue for engaging children with the book.
—School Library Journal
Smashing good fun for preschoolers of both genders.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
nice rhyme; tearing down and building, with recycling of building materials. Nice book
My toddlers and I love this book! We discovered the book at the library and renewed it three times. We read it every night. It's memorable and fun. The onomatopoeia is also fun for the kids and helps them remember the story so they can participate.