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Construction

By Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

From the award-winning duo that brought machine-mad kids Roadworks and Demolition.

Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood. Chain and hook and strap. Swing it round, then lower it down. Thonk! Clonk! Clap! Build the frame. Build the frame. Hammer all day long. Make the stairs and floors and walls. Bing! Bang! Bong! This fantastically fun book describes all the heaving and hammering involved in building a new library. Full of action-packed illustrations and irresistible sound words - this is a story that will be easily read over and over again!

  • Companion to Roadworks and Demolition.
  • Includes a pictorial glossary of all the machines with a short caption of what each machine does.
  • A great book for active boys and girls. Describes the construction of a new building. Full of fun rhymes and onomatopoeic words to read aloud.

About the author

Sally Sutton is the award-winning and best-selling author of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In 2009 Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and in 2015 Construction was a finalist. Ambulance, Ambulance! will be Sally's eighth picture book for WBA. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. She has a keen interest in European languages and has an M.A. (Hons) in German.

About the illustrator

Brian Lovelock is a scientist and illustrator living in Auckland, New Zealand. He has painted all his life and ventured into the world of book illustration about ten years ago. His first illustrations for Walker Books Australia were for Roadworks (by Sally Sutton), voted Best Picture Book at the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards. Other titles with Walker Books Australia include: Your Mother Didn’t Do That!, Demolition, Construction, The Rain Train and Flight of the Honey Bee. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition and in 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee won the LIANZA Russell Clark Medal for Illustration. His latest project is Ambulance Ambulance!, due for publication in 2016.

ISBN: 9781922077165
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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