"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!
is sure to draw young onlookers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun.
is a playwright and author of two previous picture books. She lives in New ZealandBrian Lovelock
is a geophysicist as well as a fine artist. Roadwork
is his first picture book. He lives in New Zealand.
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)
The words pound with the sound and rhythm of the vehicles they describe, and preschoolers will delight in shouting out the noisy exclamations.
Brilliant narrative backdrop.
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.