The next offering from the award-winning duo that brought machine-mad kids Roadworks and Demolition describes the building of a library. Full of fun rhymes and onomatopoeic words to read aloud! Includes a pictorial glossary of all the machines with a short caption of what each ma... read full description below.
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Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadworks and Demolition returns to the building site with another winner for pre-school fans of machines and building sites! Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood. Chain and hook and strap. Swing it round, then lower it down. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! Build the frame. Build the frame. Hammer all day long. Make the stairs and floors and walls. Bing! Bang! Bong! Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud - this one describing all the heaving and hammering involved in building a new library. Full of action-packed illustrations and irresistible sound words, it will have kids clamouring to join in. This is a companion to Roadworks and Demolition. It includes a pictorial glossary of all the machines with a short caption of what each machine does. Rhythmic rhymes and onomatopoeic words make this a great read-aloud.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Short-listed for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Picture Books 215
||The New Zealand duo who created Roadwork and Demolition turn their considerable talents to the building of a library. ... Printed in large, clear letters, the rhythmic text uses basic vocabulary, strong verbs, and onomatopoeia, making it wonderful to read aloud. Artwork is done in ink, acrylic, and colored pencil on full-bleed spreads where pigmented inks and a variety of perspectives are used to great effect. ... The simplicity of the telling and the rich details in the spreads make this a must-have for all libraries serving young children.--School Library Journal (starred review)Sutton and Lovelock are back for more fun combining dynamic text and illustrations for little builders. ... Sutton's rhythm and rhyming text pulsates, moving the pace along briskly. Dig the ground. Dig the ground. / Bore down in the mud. Onomatopoeia rounds out each stanza: Shove the piles in one by one. / Slip! SLAP! THUD! Bold, bright illustrations convey the scope of the effort and machinery required to lift stacks of lumber or sheets of plate glass into place. ... There's always room for one more good construction book: Make a spot for this one.--Kirkus Reviews
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Sally Sutton is the author of, among other picture books, Roadworks and Demolition, also illustrated by Brian Lovelock, and Farmer John's Tractor, illustrated by Robyn Belton. She is also a playwright. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. Brian Lovelock is New Zealand-born and has painted all his life. A versatile artist, he particularly enjoys drawing people and has won awards for his life studies. His titles with Walker include Your Mother Didn't Do That!, The Rain Train, Roadworks and Demolition. Brian lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his two children.