Road Work AheadDriving to Grandma's house, a young boy and his mom watch all sorts of road work - jackhammers cracking, workers trimming trees, men putting up tall telephone poles. This picture book for young readers will make you smile, with its cheerful illustrations and fun rhythm and rhyming. The simple rhymes are perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners:
by Anastasia Suen
illustrated by Jannie Ho
NY: Viking / Penguin, 2011
ages 2 - 6
available at your local library and my favorite bookstore
Children love drawing and making their imaginations come alive with their art work. After reading this story with our kindergartners today, we took some time to draw our favorite cars and construction vehicles. The kids loved this chance to draw.“Road work ahead.
Move over. Go slow.
Look at them go."
After they drew their pictures, they cut out the vehicles and had a great time playing with their cars. It reminded me of the hours and hours my brothers spent playing with their Hot Wheels. The kids had even more fun, getting to draw and create their very own vehicles first.
Road Work Ahead blog tour:
Monday 9/19 *revising a manuscript* *creating art* Tuesday 9/20 *a literacy connection* Wednesday 9/21 *students creating art* Thursday 9/22 *books and children at play* Friday 9/23 *students writing poetry*
The review copy of Road Work Ahead was kindly sent by Viking publishers, an imprint of the Penguin Group. For another great book to tap into children's imagination, check out Mitchell's License, by Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile.