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Enjoy a rollicking tour through the process of building a road.
Publisher: Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763639129
Branch Call Number: JP Sutto 3701ga 1
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Lovelock, Brian


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OPLKids Aug 29, 2010

From the moment the road work is started, planners, diggers and construction workers boom and bang. This book can be sung to the tune of "Row, row, row your boat." There are lots of machine facts included at the end of the book.

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Feb 10, 2017

Daughter loves the Sally Sutton construction books - lots of fun rhyming text and noises. Dad loves to read with her and make the noises really come alive. Good for ages 1+ and even better as we got closer to 2.

Jul 18, 2012

I was impressed by how thoroughly it goes over the steps to build a road. Lots of fun sounds on each page to read!

Feb 18, 2012

This is the it-the best road vehicle book of them all! Perfect rhymes, rhythms and lots of clear illistrations. There is a depth to this work-exploring all that goes into creating a highway-lots of different jobs as well as vehicles. Lots of women and men working on this highway! Plus a great little visual glossary for those who can't tell their grader from their front end loader.

ksoles Jan 30, 2012

Such a fun book for reading aloud to a group or to just one! "Roadwork" contains short accounts of each phase of road-building, from planning to rolling tar to planting trees, told with a pleasant cadence and simple rhyme. Action verbs plus onomatopoeic descriptors keep the narrative moving rapidly (BUMP! WHUMP! WHOP!) and Brian Lovelock's bright watercolor illustrations make the book ideal for sharing. A picture glossary even states the name and facts of each machine. My 15 month old loves our copy from the library so much I might have to buy it!

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Jul 19, 2012

amy0606 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over


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Jul 19, 2012

Seal the road. Seal the road. Make it hot and squishy. Spread the sticky tar and stones. Sploshy! Splashy! Splishy!


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