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Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen
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Road Work Ahead

by Anastasia Suen

Other authors: Jannie Ho (Illustrator)

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This is a great book to introduce different noises and sparkle words into a story. This will be great for students to have an example of incorporating many of the 5 senses into their writing to make it become more alive! This story makes a normal ride into full of adventure and excitement.
  mmg020 | Apr 27, 2015 |
Young Reader Reaction: Even though our child is beyond books of this type, they commented about how cute the dog, or the birds, or the sleeping bunny on every spread. Looking at the pictures and reading all of the other text (road signs, business marquees) kept them turning the page.

Adult Reader Reaction: I would have loved to have had this book when my child was a toddler and preschooler. It is bright, and the illustrations have lots going on, but it isn't ornate or overwhelming. This is a fun story to sit and talk about what's happening that isn't in the story. I could even see it as a book where the kids would create their own story about what they see.

Pros: Bright, fun illustrations add a wonderful layer to the simple text of this trip to Grandma's house.

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  TheReadingTub | Mar 27, 2014 |
How can there be so much road work and no traffic jams? Colorful story with a good rhythm. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
A family is on its way to Grandma’s house in a car. On the way, the family comes through a construction zone. The family slows down and sees all the many ways people are working in the world.

“People working above
trim bushes and trees.
They put up lights
so you can see.” ( )
  debnance | Nov 23, 2011 |
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When a family sets out on a trip to Grandma's, their journey proves to be more like a visit to a construction site. Sidewalks are being poured, streetlights repaired, roads resurfaced. The noise of jackhammers, whistles, and horns fills the air. Boys and girls alike will love seeing the big machines at work. Anastasia Suen's simple text and Jannie Ho's bright, up-beat pictures make this one road trip to remember.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:35 -0400)

On the drive to Grandma's house, a boy and his mother encounter work crews using machinery and tools to perform roadwork.

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