Written in perfect rhyme with dozens of onomatopoeias, this book identifies construction equipment and how work gets done on a construction site. It features a special concrete pumping truck, a mobile crane, as well as a loader crane, and a cool looking excavator. Construction is perfect for boys and girls fascinated with big machines and building things. It shows how cranes lift very large windows into place. It shows how electrical work and water pipes are being installed. And, of course, it shows the messy task of painting. At the end of the story, it has a whole page of machine facts for children to learn even more. Parents and readers will be are surprised to learn the building being constructed is a library! Brilliant on the part of the author.
Fine artist Brian Lovelock has rendered illustrations that feature simple clear drawings of big, bright construction equipment and workers. Deftly using brushstrokes and splatterings of pigmented ink, he enhances the feel of activity of a busy site. Using words sparsely, this could easily be an early reader.
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