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Title:
Construction
Author:
Sutton, Sally, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
24 un-numbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"There's lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away."--
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780763673253
Format :
Book

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Thonk! Clonk! Clap! The team behind Roadwork and Demolition returns to the construction site, where big machines and busy workers dig, hoist, and hammer away.

There's lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look. Award-winning duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock are back with another rhythmic read-aloud full of bustling illustrations and sound words that beg kids to join in.


Author Notes

Sally Sutton is an author who made the New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2015 shortlist with her title Construction.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The parade of heavy-duty tools and machinery continues as Sutton and Lovelock follow up Roadwork (2008) and Demolition (2012) with a thoroughly worthy building project. To large-type commentary marked by pounding rhythms and onomatopoeic choruses Dig the ground. Dig the ground. / Bore down in the mud. / Shove the piles in one by one. / SLIP! SLAP! THUD! hard-hatted workers of both sexes put up metal beams, wooden framework, roofing, windows, pipes and wiring, and walls, in proper succession. After that, once painters and others have taken care of the finishing and furnishing, it's finally time to open . . . the new library: READY . . . STEADY . . . READ! Along with speckles and spatters of paint that add a suitably rugged look, the illustrations depict on-site views of a crane, a concrete pumper, and other machines in use, capped by a final page of identifers and descriptive notes. Bread and butter for budding building boffins.--Peters, John Copyright 2014 Booklist


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PreS-Gr 2-The New Zealand duo who created Roadwork (2008) and Demolition (2012, both Candlewick) turn their considerable talents to the building of a library. The foundation is prepared, the holes are filled with concrete, and the building rises. Clad in safety gear, men and women of different ethnic backgrounds cut the planks, raise the roof, fit the doors and windows, lay the pipes, and run the wires. "Spread the paint. Spread the paint./Bend and stretch and stoop./ Let it dry, then paint some more./Glug! GLOP! GLOOP!" Children put books on the shelves, and the final spread shows them entering their own glass-enclosed children's room and reading. Printed in large, clear letters, the rhythmic text uses basic vocabulary, strong verbs, and onomatopoeia, making it wonderful to read aloud. Artwork is done in ink, acrylic, and colored pencil on full-bleed spreads where pigmented inks and a variety of perspectives are used to great effect. A picture vocabulary at the end identifies excavators, cranes, and trucks on site as well as the safety equipment worn by workers. The simplicity of the telling and the rich details in the spreads make this a must-have for all libraries serving young children.-Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.