Jackhammer Sam

By Peter Mandel; David Catrow (Illustrator)
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596430341, 40pp.)

Publication Date: November 8, 2011

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Atta-RATTA-batta-blam!
Jackhammer Sam isn't just any old construction worker—he's the sidewalk blasting man.  He stops traffic, splits the sidewalk, and digs right down to the subway, all the while singing his song: Atta-RATTA-binga-bong. Atta-RATTA-pinga-pong.
Lively illustrations by David Catrow portray a larger-than-life construction worker (and the bystanders who become caught up in his destruction) in hilarious detail as he choppa-chops his way through the city streets, outer space, and beyond in this fun and frenetic tribute to road workers of all kinds.




About the Author
Mandel's baseball career got only as far as playing second base on his high school team, but he's been a lifelong fan of the New York Mets, where Willie Mays played his final season.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more thanseventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at www.catrow.com.
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