SUTTON, Sally (text) Brian Lovelock (illus.) Construction Walker, 2014 unpaged A$27.95 NZ$29.99 ISBN 9781922077301 SCIS 1672308
Colourful illustrations of men, cranes, hoses, concrete mixers, trucks and half-built frames show how a library is built. The text is slightly rhyming: ‘Build the frame. Build the frame./ Hammer all day long./ Make the stairs and floors and walls./ Bing! Bang! Bong!’ or ‘Hoist the wood. Hoist the wood./ Chain and hook and strap./ Swing it round, then lower it down. / Thonk! Clonk! Clap!’ It’s not Shakespeare – or even Dr Seuss, but the action-filled pictures help, and it might intrigue the very young or amuse the discerning parent.
reviewed by Stella Lees