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Roadworks

By Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids. New board book edition!

"Load the dirt, load the dirt, scoop and swing and drop. Slam it down into the truck. Bump! Whump! Whop! Tip the stones, tip the stones, lift and slide and dump. Lay the groundwork for the road. Crash! Roar! Thump!" Roadworks takes the reader through all the stages of making a road; from planning to construction to driving on the finished road, the full journey is detailed for young and curious minds with a rhythmic text and bright illustrations.

  • Ideal for machine-mad kids, Roadworks fills the gap in the market for good machine books.
  • A great book for active boys and girls. Describes the road building process from beginning to end. Full of onomatopoeic words to read aloud.
  • Winner of the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

About the author

Sally Sutton has a keen interest in European languages. She has an M.A. (Hons) in German, and also enjoys writing plays for the stage. Her first picture book for Walker Books Australia, Roadworks, won the Picture Book category of the 2009 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and was followed by Demolition and Farmer John’s Tractor. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.

About the illustrator

Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His previous titles with Walker Books Australia include Your Mother Didn’t Do That! and Roadworks which won the Picture Book category in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition. In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

ISBN: 9781921529580
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Dimensions: 178 x 185mm, 28pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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