A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids. Roadworks is made with machine-mad pre-school boys in mind, though girls will also love the exciting noise-words, rhythms and rhymes. Roadworks aims to differ from other machine books in that it shows an actual project being completed from start to finish, in this case, the building of a road.
Sally Sutton is an Auckland playwright and children's writer. Her first picture book, Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails, was published by Penguin in 2006. Sally has an M.A. (Hons) in German and lives in Birkenhead with her husband and daughter. Roadworks, her third picture book, won the Picture Book category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. 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! and Roadworks, published in 2008, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.