Format: Board Book
Dimensions: 22 Pages, 7.09 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0763664936
ISBN - 13: 9780763664930
From the Publisher
What''s even more exciting to preschoolers than seeing big
machines that build things? Watching
the massive ones that tear them down!
Crush the stone. Crush the stone.
Chip and grind and munch.
Make new concrete from the old.
Whirr! Churr! Crunch!
From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack! ) to the toothy
jaws that ram the walls (thwock! ), this rambunctious demolition,
reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids
rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their
glory, and a pictorial glossary explains what each one can do.
About the Author
Sally Sutton is a playwright and the author of Roadwork,
also illustrated by Brian Lovelock, along with other picture books.
Sally Sutton lives in New Zealand.
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.
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 (starred review)
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 (starred review)
Smashing good fun for preschoolers of both genders.