An ode to things-that-go from the internationally bestselling creators of Roadworks.

Rumbly wheels, grumbly wheels,
Hauling-up-the-hill wheels.
Wheels go fast, wheels go slow.
Shout what’s coming, if you know!

On the heels of Dig, Dump, Roll, comes another interactive read-aloud from Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock. In this story, a boy and his sister watch vehicles pass on a town street and have to guess what's coming, each time they see the wheels. In the end, they get to be the ones with wheels, as they ride their scooters away.


Sally Sutton is the award-winning and bestselling author of Roadworks, Demolition, Construction, Dig, Dump, Roll and Wheels. In 2009, Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and in 2015 Construction was a finalist. Sally has also written many other books for children. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.

Brian Lovelock is an award-winning illustrator of 10 picture books including the Roadworks series, The Raintrain, Flight of the Honey Bee, Gecko and Ambulance, Ambulance! His illustration awards include Best Picture Book in the 2009 New Zealand Book Awards (for Roadworks) and the 2014 LIANZA Russell Clark Medal for illustration (Flight of the Honey Bee). Brian was long-listed for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition and in 2019 he was a finalist in the Nami Concours illustration competition. Brian lives in Auckland where he works as a scientist in the power industry.


Highly recommended… sure to be another book to please both boys and girls


Wheels is perfect for sharing with the littlest vehicle enthusiasts, and will keep them enthralled.

Kids Book Review

With a vibrant, child-friendly style and eye-catching tones, mixed with the effervescent technique of splashes and flicks – brilliantly representing a road-like and wheel-splash-like quality (plus fantastic tyre-mark tracks in the endpapers)… fans of the series will be absolutely delighted with this presentation and language experience. Offering great scope for discussion, including a graphic of the parts of a wheel in the back of the book, toddlers and pre-schoolers are sure to roll out WHEELS over and over again.

CBCA: Reading Time

an easy win for any storytime session and would work great for a younger or excited bunch. I am contemplating whether I buy another copy just for myself to keep on hand at all times. It’s a winner for sure.

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As in Sutton’s other books about vehicles and machines, the language is vivid in both vocabulary and visually … The many vehicle-mad youngsters out there are going to love this


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