A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids.
Roadworks is made with machine-mad pre-school boys in mind, though girls will also love the exciting noise-words, rhythms and rhymes. Roadworks aims to differ from other machine books in that it shows an actual project being completed from start to finish, in this case, the building of a road. The format is simple and would lend itself to further books in a series.
- Ideal for machine-mad kids, Roadworks fills the gap in the market for good machine books
- Picture Book Category Winner, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, 2009
- Includes a pictorial glossary of all the vehicles with a short caption of what each machine does
About the author
Sally Sutton has a keen interest in European languages. She has an M.A. (Hons) in German, and also enjoys writing plays for the stage. Her first picture book for Walker Books Australia, Roadworks, won the Picture Book category of the 2009 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards, and was followed by Demolition and Farmer John s Tractor. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.
About the illustrator
Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His titles with Walker Books include Your Mother Didn t Do That! and Roadworks, published in 2008, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards.
|Year Level||Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1|