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PreSchool-Grade 2. Hoban uses her hallmark clear, full-color photographs to introduce construction equipment. Each of the 13 machines presented is given a two-page spread, one picture taken at middle distance, the other close up. The final two pages match thumbnail photos with explanatory text, allowing parents or teachers to describe what each machine is doing. Though less innovative and arresting than some of her other picture books, Hoban's foray into the world of big machines will nonetheless prove fascinating to children who gravitate to books like Angela Royston and Graham Thompson's Monster Road Builders (Barron's, 1989).?Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ages 2^-6. The roaring power of 13 construction machines is captured in clear, brilliantly colored photographs that show a bulldozer, a rubber-tired backhoe, a forklift crane, and other amazing earthmovers at work. They are shown one at a time: on the left is a framed photo of the whole machine in action; on the opposite page is a large close-up of part of that machine from a different angle. There is no text, just the name under the picture; at the back a guide explains briefly what each machine does. A worker is in every picture, relaxed, in control, doing his job, in the background, his hard hat an integral part of the construction site on a sunny, green street. As always, Hoban's photos have extraordinary depth and detail; you can feel the texture of dirt, gravel, and asphalt as the powerful steel arms and mouths and tampers move the earth. For the sandbox crowd and for all those enthralled by what technology can do. Hazel RochmanSee all Editorial Reviews
Nice book, awesome pictures and good information for a preschooler +.Published 4 months ago by Jeanne
This is one of the best books! Really photo's of the construction sites and my son loved them (he's 4)Published 10 months ago by Jenn
I agree with another reviewer that commented that the names of the vehicles aren't necessarily the best ones to use. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Megan
Very colorful with great variety of vehicles in high gloss photography. In no time your child will have a fluent command of the variety of vehicles shown in this book.Published 18 months ago by G.B.