Author(s): Sally Sutton
Tip the stones. Tip the stones.
Lift and slide and dump.
Lay the groundwork for the road.
CRASH! ROAR! THUMP!
Full of shout-aloud noise words, rhythm and rhyme, this text follows the process of building a road from beginning to end. Children will love to recognise familiar sights, from diggers to road signs.
Winner of the picture book category, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, 2009.
Storylines Notable Book Award, 2009
"A truck-lover's dream come true." * - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sally Sutton is an Auckland playwright and children's writer. Her first picture book, Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails, was published by Penguin in 2006. Sally has an M.A. (Hons) in German and lives in Birkenhead with her husband and daughter. Roadworks, her third picture book, won the Picture Book category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009.
Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His titles with Walker Books include Your Mother Didn't Do That! and Roadworks, published in 2008, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.