Sutton, Sally (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Illustrations and rhyming text show the enormous and powerful machines that are used to demolish a building so that a playground can be built.
Authors: Sutton, Sally
Title: Demolition
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text show the enormous and powerful machines that are used to demolish a building so that a playground can be built.
Local Note: 2 4 7 8 10 14 15
Additional Contributors: Lovelock, Brian
ISBN: 9780763658304
Statement of Responsibility: Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Brian Lovelock
Subject Headings: Stories in rhyme Juvenile fiction. Wrecking Juvenile fiction. Construction equipment Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Stories in rhyme
Construction equipment
LCCN: 2011046630
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May 05, 2014
  • ksoles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just before he turned one, my son fell in love with Sally Sutton's "Roadwork." Two and a half years later, it remains among his favourites and we both awaited Sutton's newer book, "Demolition," with anticipation. It did not disappoint. Another excellent read-aloud, the energetic text contains plentiful sound effects such as, "Thud! Creak! Wham!" and "Screech! Scrunch! Rip!" Each two page spread features a different step in the demolition process, from "Grab your Gear" to "Ram the walls" to "Load the trucks" as the debris gets carried off. All of this boisterous destruction ends on a positive note as workers build a playground on the demolition site. One page of facts, describing the functions of each machine shown in the story, wraps everything up into a coherent package.

In addition to all the onomatopoeia, each page rhymes seamlessly, creating a smooth flow. The realistic illustrations appear dusty, mottled and messy, just as you would imagine a real demolition site, yet images are colourful enough to maintain the interest of young listeners. A perfect choice for story time!

Apr 22, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

fun to read, worked well at toddler time

Jun 26, 2013
  • ehm_chen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We got a ton of mileage from this book — I renewed and took it out multiple times. My almost-2-yr-old loved all the different vehicles and sounds, and the illustrations are great. The last page in the book is a legend that explains some of the equipment.


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