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Publisher Comments:

What's even more exciting to preschoolers than seeing big machines that build things? Watching

the massive ones that tear them down!

Crush the stone. Crush the stone.

Chip and grind and munch.

Make new concrete from the old.

Whirr! Churr! Crunch!

From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack! ) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwock! ), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory, and a pictorial glossary explains what each one can do.

Review:

"In this follow-up to their 2008 Roadwork, Sutton and Lovelock savor the joys of creative destruction — in the most literal sense of the phrase — as a derelict building is torn down to make way for a playground. Once again, Sutton's rhyming text has an imperative, chanting quality that's a perfect fit with the subject matter: 'Swing the ball. Swing the ball./ Thump and smash and whack./ Bring the top floors tumbling down./ Bang! CLANG! CRACK!' Lovelock sticks to largely schematic characterizations of his human crew so that he can focus on the machines themselves; an excavator chomps into a building ('Dinosaurs had teeth like this!') while a crusher makes 'new concrete from the old.' The bright red and yellow vehicles (which are also recapped in a glossary) pop out from the dappled and speckled blue-hued settings, and Lovelock's crisp ink line delineates rivets, hydraulics, and heft. It's clear that for all the pointing and switching and even driving that humans do, the real magic is in the ruthless efficiency with which these engineering marvels collide and gnaw into a hapless structure. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Sally Sutton is a playwright and the author of Roadwork, also illustrated by Brian Lovelock, along with other picture books. Sally Sutton lives in New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763658304
Author:
Sutton, Sally
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Lovelock, Brian
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
construction;demolition;rhyme;machines
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.61 x 10.23 x 0.35 in 0.95 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763658304 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this follow-up to their 2008 Roadwork, Sutton and Lovelock savor the joys of creative destruction — in the most literal sense of the phrase — as a derelict building is torn down to make way for a playground. Once again, Sutton's rhyming text has an imperative, chanting quality that's a perfect fit with the subject matter: 'Swing the ball. Swing the ball./ Thump and smash and whack./ Bring the top floors tumbling down./ Bang! CLANG! CRACK!' Lovelock sticks to largely schematic characterizations of his human crew so that he can focus on the machines themselves; an excavator chomps into a building ('Dinosaurs had teeth like this!') while a crusher makes 'new concrete from the old.' The bright red and yellow vehicles (which are also recapped in a glossary) pop out from the dappled and speckled blue-hued settings, and Lovelock's crisp ink line delineates rivets, hydraulics, and heft. It's clear that for all the pointing and switching and even driving that humans do, the real magic is in the ruthless efficiency with which these engineering marvels collide and gnaw into a hapless structure. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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