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Builders & Breakers

By Steve Light
Illustrated by Steve Light

Experience the bustling energy of an urban construction site with Steve Light’s colorful celebration of builders, breakers, and the machines they use.

When their dad forgets his lunch box on his way to the construction site, a young brother and sister set out to take it to him, and along their way witness all the noisy, exciting action of a build site in the city. With builders building, breakers breaking, and a whole host of impressive machines and vehicles hard at work, this book bursts with color and offers children plenty to enjoy. In his trademark intricate style, Steve Light captures the satisfaction of working hard to create something new — and, of course, taking a well-deserved break.

  • Steve Lights turns his intricate and exquisite pen and ink work to the ever-fascinating world of a city construction site.
  • Two siblings (a boy and a girl) rush after their construction worker father, who has forgotten his lunchbox (in a clever nod to another of Steve Light’s works, Have You Seen My Lunchbox?). The inclusion of a female character who is just as fascinated with the job site as her brother is especially welcome.
  • The fun die-cut cover emulates the viewing panels found in the solid panel fencing at NYC construction sites (chain link fencing could allow debris through, injuring pedestrians), inviting readers to take a look at all the bustling builders and breakers working busily inside.

About the author

Steve Light is the author-illustrator of The Christmas Giant, Zephyr Takes Flight, Have You Seen My Dragon?, Have You Seen My Monster?, Swap!, Have You Seen My Lunch Box?, and Lucky Lazlo. He lives with his family in New York City.

ISBN: 9780763698720
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 270 x 220mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/10/18 at 01:52:18
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