Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Roadwork

Submitted by Ms. Jill!
If you like big machines and construction vehicles, you’ll love Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock. From cover to safety-orange cover, this book is pure construction action. Lovelock’s colored-ink illustrations show an energetic crew of men and women hard at work with their heavy equipment. Follow along they take a new road project from idea to finish, beginning with the surveying, and never stopping until traffic flows down the newly opened highway. Each two-page spread shows another stage in the road’s construction - earth moving, grading, building the roadbed, laying the asphalt, painting the pavement markings, raising the signs and streetlights, and even landscaping. A final “Machine Facts” page names and describes the pieces of heavy equipment seen in the illustrations, like excavators, steamrollers, and graders. Sutton’s rhythmic rhymes beg to be chanted out loud - “Plan the road. Plan the Road. Mark in on the Map. Hammer in the marking pegs. Ping! BANG! TAP!” You’ll find yourself reading this road-worthy gem of a picture book with your truck-loving little ones again and again. See this book listed in our catalog

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