Demolition by Sally Sutton


Written by Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

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“Bang! Clang! Crack! Thud! Creak!! Wham! ” The noises of the building site provide a background to this vigorous story of destruction. Perfect for all those who love big machines such as tractors, diggers and cranes as the work they do is vividly recorded on the robust board book pages of this story.


Demolition by Sally Sutton

What's even more exciting to young kids than seeing big machines that build things? Watching the massive ones that tear them down! Crush the stone. Crush the stone. Chip and grind and munch. Make new concrete from the old. Whirr! Churr! Crunch! From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwock!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory. A real smasher!


Sutton's rhyming text has an imperative, chanting quality that's a perfect fit with the subject matter Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Sally Sutton is the author of Roadworks, also illustrated by Brian Lovelock, along with other picture books, and is also a playwright. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and daughters. Brian Lovelock is New Zealand born and has painted all his life. A versatile artist, he particularly enjoys drawing people and has won awards for his life studies. He has travelled widely and gained much inspiration from the rich cultures of Asia. Brian lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his two children.

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Book Info


Board book
24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


Sally Sutton
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2014




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