B IS FOR BULLDOZER by June Sobel

B IS FOR BULLDOZER

A Construction ABC
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Delivered in verse, this is a heavy-machinery–lover’s ABC. The consecutive letters of the alphabet are written into the rhyming text and brightly highlighted in large case. “Do you see the Asphalt for paving the road, or the big shiny Bulldozer pushing a load?” So begins the work on the construction project. Throughout the seasons of a year, children with friends, family, and pets watch the workers as they proceed through the complex process of building. Newcomer Sobel has missed none of the details a young aficionado would revel in, from huge loaders to nails to pipes. The construction workers are multi-ethnic as well as male and female. Finally, opening day arrives and those who have waited patiently behind the safety fences can at last enjoy the fun final product, an amusement park. Iwai’s two-page spreads reveal her talent for painting people as well as details of vehicles and with creamy oils she also subtly depicts the changing seasons. From Asphalt to Zoom, this first-rate read-aloud will delight its audience. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-15-202250-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Gulliver/Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2003




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