Roadwork

Roadwork

Board Book - 2011
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There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this picture book, with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun, follows them every step of the way, from clearing a pathway to rolling the tar to sweeping up at the end.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011, c2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. board book ed.
ISBN: 9780763646530
0763646539
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19cm.
Additional Contributors: Lovelock, Brian - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Road work

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mrssammy
Feb 10, 2017

Daughter loves the Sally Sutton construction books - lots of fun rhyming text and noises. Dad loves to read with her and make the noises really come alive. Good for ages 1+ and even better as we got closer to 2.

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amy0606
Jul 18, 2012

I was impressed by how thoroughly it goes over the steps to build a road. Lots of fun sounds on each page to read!

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Erikabh
Feb 18, 2012

This is the it-the best road vehicle book of them all! Perfect rhymes, rhythms and lots of clear illistrations. There is a depth to this work-exploring all that goes into creating a highway-lots of different jobs as well as vehicles. Lots of women and men working on this highway! Plus a great little visual glossary for those who can't tell their grader from their front end loader.

ksoles Jan 30, 2012

Such a fun book for reading aloud to a group or to just one! "Roadwork" contains short accounts of each phase of road-building, from planning to rolling tar to planting trees, told with a pleasant cadence and simple rhyme. Action verbs plus onomatopoeic descriptors keep the narrative moving rapidly (BUMP! WHUMP! WHOP!) and Brian Lovelock's bright watercolor illustrations make the book ideal for sharing. A picture glossary even states the name and facts of each machine. My 15 month old loves our copy from the library so much I might have to buy it!

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amy0606
Jul 19, 2012

amy0606 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

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amy0606
Jul 19, 2012

Seal the road. Seal the road. Make it hot and squishy. Spread the sticky tar and stones. Sploshy! Splashy! Splishy!

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