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Roadwork Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-09-14 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 72 user ratings
ISBN:0763646539
LANGUAGE:English

" This is a great new picture book about an old topic. I could see using this for storytime and in a music and movement capacity. It is perfect for promoting phonological awareness. Multiple sound words create a vivid auditory picture. The rhyme and rhythm of the text is wonderful; offering an exciting addition to storytime or a rhythmic addition to a music and movement storytime! " said.

" Walt loves the couplets and has the first few memorized already. I'm with his Nana in wondering why a small child needs to know the minute details of how a road is made, but Walt clearly feels the correct level of information is being provided, and at the end of the day, that's good enough for me. We've read Plan the Road almost daily for weeks now and both still enjoy it. " said.

" My kid loves this book - we got it from the library and read it about 50 times this week!! He is obsessed with trucks and cars (and really anything with wheels) so he loves this. I live thy it actually tells a story - the whole road gets built a page at a time, while scanning really well and being fun to read, with good onomatopoeic words ending each page. My son is 18 months and my 3 month old nephew seemed to like the cadence of it being read too. " said.

" This is a great book for children who like cars and trucks, especially trucks. It has a wonderful variety and showcases their various uses, in this case, in the construction of a road. The illustrations are clean, colourful and effective. The rhymes are fun and engaging. I particularly like the inclusion of noise words, which make for a fun read. I can see this becoming one of my sons favourites. " said.

" My son loves this book. This frequently makes it to the bedtime reading selection. We've had it for a while, but I always forget to add it to my list. The rhymes are fun and it's a good explanation of the road construction process (so says the civil engineer) for the younger audience. If you want to get a kid interested in engineering, this isn't a bad place to start. Definitely a good book for the kid who loves 'struction, as my son does. " said.

"I found "Roadwork" to be a captivating book. And it wasn't just a book. It was a poem about road construction. The way it was written caught my attention. And not only my attention, but my entire family's attention. I read "Roadwork" tonight before putting my kids down for bed. They were so wrapped up in the story, they were climbing all over each other and me to get to the book. They wanted to make the noises presented in the book and look at the colorful illustrations. It was fun, and I'll probably read it again sometime in the future. " said.

"Mixed feelings: my daughter is obsessed with this book because she loves stories about trucks. But the story, and the illustrations, feel like it's about the rape of the countryside. A road is built--to nowhere. Huge swaths of beautiful, fertile land are torn out, for no purpose but to destroy the countryside. Of course, they plant trees around the road afterward, a bit of recompense I suppose. The rhymes are fun, and the jolting, aggressive words work well for trucks, but I can only handle reading it so many times. " said.

"Summary: There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this picture book, with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun, follows them every step of the way, from clearing a pathway to rolling the tar to sweeping up at the end.

My favorite truck book! LOVE IT!

The text has great rhythm and flow to to. You chant the text when you read it. It also has great rhythms and action sounds. Lots of construction trucks throughout this book.

Second book in the series is Demolition.

Themes: trucks, dirt, construction, rhymes

Can use with: The Ugly Truckling, Smash, Crash, Trucks: Whizz Zoom Rumble, Tip Tip, Dig, Dig, etc.
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