Saturday, July 27, 2013

Small Fry Saturday #21: Roadwork by Sally Sutton

Hey there readers!  Welcome to my newest Small Fry Saturday installment.

As you may remember, Small-Fry Saturday is a when-I-feel-like-it meme to showcase some of books that my 2-year-old Small Fry is currently reading.  Feel free to do a SFS post on your blog (with the graphic above) or leave a comment below about your favorite kiddie reads.

This week's selection is...

Roadwork by Sally Sutton

NEW BOOK ALERT!  Small Fry received this book from my friend Cari as a birthday gift a couple of weeks ago, and he is full-on addicted to it.  I knew I had to feature it on Small Fry Saturday right-quick once I realized we were reading it a minimum of 10 times a day.

Roadwork is pretty much the ultimate book for two-year-old toddler boys that love trucks.  The book traces the steps that construction workers have to take in order to mark out and pave a new road.  Each page has the same rhythm and includes some fun sound effects for the adults to act out:

"Load the dirt. Load the dirt. Scoop and swing and drop. Slam it down into the truck. Bump! Whump! Whop!"

Kids love the cadence and the funny noises, and're lying if you tell me you don't think this book is fun to read out loud.

The illustrations (by Brian Lovelock) are clear and colorful.  If you have a tiny truck-lover in your life, this book is a great choice to keep them entertained.

Any other fun toddler-age books about construction that you would recommend for Small Fry?


  1. I am so super pumped to see this post YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!! It is a lot of pressure buying a book for an avid reader (especially for their children!) I scoured for a "good" book and I am so pleased it was so good it got mentioned on Small Fry Saturdays! WOOHOOO!! :)

    1. Haha you guys totally nailed it! Every night before bed he grabs it and says, "Roads? Roads??" LOL

  2. I'm definitely going to look for this one! Also check out Goodnight, Goodnight Construction site if you don't already have it. It's a boy's heaven!

    1. Oh yes I've heard of that one but haven't picked it up yet...thanks for the reminder!

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