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  - kellw - LibraryThing

Very simple story, construction workers begin work on demolition and a new building. The illustration has big bold lines, I can see this being very pleasing to a child who is oriented towards building. The art is streamlined and simplified making it easy to decipher the parts of these machines. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Using the bold, black bordered forms and simple colors familiar to readers of his other popular books, Barton introduces seven pieces of heavy machinery in action (plus people with drills and pickaxes ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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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