Roadwork (Paperback)

By Sally Sutton, Brian Lovelock (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763698706, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (1/11/2011)
Hardcover (7/1/2008)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

"A truck-lover's dream come true — repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia — perfect for read-alouds, it will be a hit whether shared with a group or one-on-one." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this riveting picture book follows them every step of the way. From clearing a pathway (SCREEK!) to rolling the tar (SQUELCH!) to sweeping up at the end (SWISH!), Roadwork is sure to draw young onlookers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun.


About the Author

Sally Sutton is a playwright and author of two previous picture books. She lives in New Zealand

Brian Lovelock is a geophysicist as well as a fine artist. Roadwork is his first picture book. He lives in New Zealand.


Praise For Roadwork

Extensive use of action verbs and onomatopoeic exclamations… dynamic.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

A truck-lover's dream come true — repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia — perfect for read-alouds, it will be a hit whether shared with a group or one-on-one.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Exuberant.
—Publishers Weekly

The words pound with the sound and rhythm of the vehicles they describe, and preschoolers will delight in shouting out the noisy exclamations.
—Booklist

Brilliant narrative backdrop.
—Chicago Tribune

A crisp and colorful guide to a road-building project
—San Francisco Chronicle

In simple, age-appropriate language, this rhyming tale describes the process…This book is for every tot fascinated by construction sites.
—Washington Parent