Mahiara (Roadworks Maori Version)
A retelling of "Roadworks" in Maori. A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids. "Plan the road. Plan the road. Mark it on the map." Roadworks takes the reader through all the stages of making a road; from planning to construction to driving on the finished ... read full description below.
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A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids. Roadworks is made with machine-mad pre-school boys in mind, though girls will also love the exciting noise-words, rhythms and rhymes. Roadworks aims to differ from other machine books in that it shows an actual project being completed from start to finish, in this case, the building of a road.
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Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Kura Pounamu 2011
||Sutton's latest is a truck-lover's dream come true-repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia form the text, while construction trucks vie for readers' attention in the illustrations. The result is a wonderfully noisy look at how roads are built. ...The level of detail matches the text's intended audience --enough to satisfy, not so much as to overwhelm. Pave the way to this book's shelf; perfect for read-alouds, it will be a hit whether shared with a group or one-on-one. * Kirkus Review * Kids who love trucks and construction will find an ideal vehicle for their passions in this exuberant book from New Zealand. * Publisher's Weekly * ... lots of fabulous onomatopoeia...illustrations are bold and colourful. * Waikato Times *
Sally Sutton is an Auckland playwright and children's writer. Her first picture book, Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails, was published by Penguin in 2006. Sally has an M.A. (Hons) in German and lives in Birkenhead with her husband and daughter. Roadworks, her third picture book, won the Picture Book category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His titles with Walker Books include Your Mother Didn't Do That! and Roadworks, published in 2008, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.