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Road Builders by B.G. Hennessy, Simms Taback

Ever wonder how a road is built? Come along with Caldecott Medalist Simms Taback and find out!

First you’ll meet the crew. Then you’ll see all the trucks up close—cement mixers, bulldozers, dump trucks, graders, pavers—and learn what each one does. And finally, you’ll watch a bustling new road come to life!

“A splendid introduction to a world that many children find riveting.”—Publishers Weekly 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140542769
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 207,719
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children’s Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children’s book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.

Simms Taback (1932 - 2011) grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He worked as an art director and a graphic designer and has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University. He illustrated many children’s books, including I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlySpacy RiddlesSnakey RiddlesBuggy Riddles, and Fishy Riddles (all written by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, Dial). His work has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and the Caldecott Honor for I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

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Road Builders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is only 15 months old but is always pulling this book off the self for me to read to him. He knows when we are finished and always gives it a round of applause. The pictures are big and colorful and is just long enought to keep any child interested in construction vehicles happy!!