Author(s): Sally Sutton; Brian Lovelock (Illustrator)
"This is all about as good as it gets for truck-obsessed preschoolers." -- The Horn Book (starred review)
From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack! ) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwack! ), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory.
Storylines Notable Book Award, 2013
"Another visually and verbally emphatic delight for younger readers who are stuck on trucks" - John Peters, Booklist
Sally Sutton has a keen interest in European languages. She has an M.A. (Hons) in German, and also enjoys writing plays for the stage. Her first picture book for Walker Books Australia, Roadworks, won the Picture Book category of the 2009 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and was followed by Demolition and Farmer John’s Tractor. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.
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!, The Rain Train and Roadworks, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.