Machines at Work

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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‘With the call of ‘Hey, you guys! Let’s get to work,’ women and men shoulder drills and picks, board cranes and cement mixers, and set their equipment bulldozing and steamrolling across vibrant page spreads. Barton generates the excitement of road and building construction for young sidewalk engineers.’ —BL.

1988 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Notable 1987 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1987 (NSTA/CBC)
1987 Children's Books (NY Public Library)


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User Review  - carrietracy - Goodreads

Loved the simple illustrations and text. Hated the destruction of a lovely historical building and removal of a tree in order to build a hideous steel structure. Read full review

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User Review  - Keshia - Goodreads

three word sentences on each page. cute but starts to get repetitive. Didn't notice some of the workers were girls till I'd read it about 15 times. My 2 yr old boy loves it because it's got machines. Decent story. Read full review

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Byron Barton is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; The Three Bears; The Little Red Hen; Machines at Work; I Want to Be an Astronaut; and a series of board books: Big Machines, Dinosaurs, Tools, and Zoo Animals. He also illustrated The Little Factory, written by Sarah Weeks.

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