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Introduces young readers to the many steps involved in constructing a building, from making a frame to putting on a roof, through easy-to-read text and bold illustrations. Simultaneous.
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Sue Tarsky is the author of many books for children. She lives in London, England.
Alex Ayliffe lives in England.
From the opening page, readers are launched into a description of a construction site: ``Before construction can start, the site is boarded off to keep pedestrians out.'' Every double-page spread presents a short text and the steady progress at the site of a future office building, with labels and pointers for about 20 items in the scene (e.g., ``site hoarding sheets,'' ``safety officer,'' and ``dump truck''). There are pages on excavation, building a foundation, and putting up scaffolding, down to a scene of wallpaper hangers and moving men. Toddlers will pore over the trucks, machinery, and building, even if the stylized art--bright blocks of color resembling cut-paper collage--leaves out the details they crave most. Every hardhat is almost identical; there is no detail in the caterpillar tires, pistons, or vents. Ayliffe concentrates on soaring perspectives and congenial, cluttered settings; the imaginative use of colors and shapes keeps all the girders, building materials, and scenes distinct. (Picture book. 2-6) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Puffin, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110698118200
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0698118200 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1207120
Book Description Puffin, 2001. Condition: New. Alex Ayliffe (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0698118200