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Title:
One hole in the road
Author:
Nikola-Lisa, W.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt, 1996.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Introduces the numbers one through ten while describing the people and machinery involved in fixing a hole in the road.
General Note:
"A Bill Martin book."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780805042856
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Book

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"A single hole in the road causes considerable commotion in this clever counting book.... The energy of Yaccarino's retro images matches the rhythm of the text, as flagmen wave, stoplights flash, and storefronts flood, oh my!" -- Booklist


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. A single hole in the road causes considerable commotion in this clever counting book that is reminiscent of Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), or even Margaret Wise Brown's classic The Noisy Book, in its action-packed city setting. Working in gouache on heavy, speckled paper, Yaccarino once again displays his gift for using color dramatically and for creating vividly stylized people and places ala Brown's illustrator, Leonard Weisgard. The energy of Yaccarino's retro images matches the rhythm of the text, as flagmen wave, stoplights flash, and storefronts flood, oh, my! Who would have thought decaying urban infrastructure could be such fun? --Michael Cart


Publisher's Weekly Review

On the jacket of this vigorous counting book, and on the safety barricades painted inside, diagonal yellow-and-black stripes signal that men and women are working. The titular "one hole in the road" is a lollapalooza, requiring no fewer than "Four stoplights flashing,/ Five sirens blaring,/ Six worried engineers huddling nearby." Construction crews carrying shovels and wrenches rush to stop "eight water pipes gushing" and "nine storefronts flooding, Oh, my!" With just a few choice words, Nikola-Lisa (Being with You This Way) enables readers to imagine the clattering noise and busy site. Yaccarino (If I Had a Robot) focuses on the eye-catching hues of a red, gold and green stoplight or a pumpkin-orange jumpsuit; his natural-beige background and stripped-down, blocky people, cars and buildings resemble the stencil-like style of Michael Bartalos's Shadowville. Although text and images are orderly and direct, they nonetheless convey a disorderly city scene, full of punchy color and determined workers leaping to and fro. Ages 4-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS‘A counting book with a minimal, singsong text‘"One hole in the road, Two flagmen waving, Three sturdy barricades warning passersby"‘that traces city workers' attempts to repair a hole in the road. The illustrations are done in a simple cartoon style with subdued colors on acid-free paper. Multicultural workers of both sexes scurry throughout the pages with their wrenches and shovels in hand, to no avail. At the end, 10 of them look down into a hole that's just as big as it was before. The layout is spacious and each double-page spread is well balanced in its design. The orange-and-black stripes of the barricades decorate the back cover‘a nice touch. Sure to be popular with toddlers.‘Judith Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.