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The Resource This is the construction worker, by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Julian Hector

This is the construction worker, by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Julian Hector

Label
This is the construction worker
Title
This is the construction worker
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Julian Hector
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text follow a construction worker and her crew through a day of drilling, digging, crawling, and clanging
Tone
Character
Review
As this book opens, a construction worker gears up to start her day. She and her crew operate heavy equipment, jackhammers, and other power tools as they build a skyscraper. The hubbub on the site is broken down into rhyming units of activity with a "House That Jack Built" beat: "This is the scaffold / that reaches the sky. / This is the clang / and the bang / and the cry—." At the end of the productive day, the tired workers jump into their crew-cab pickup and carpool home. Unfortunately, Godwin's verses waver from snappy to tongue-tripping: "This is the grind of the gears / and the smell of the diesel and oil. / These are the shouts and the cheers. / This is the sound of the toil." Hector's illustrations depict a diverse crew (the protagonist has brown skin and fluffy black hair) and showcase enough heavy equipment to give young construction buffs a charge. However, his details are at odds with reality. The story opens with the first four floors of a high-rise in progress, but at the end of the day there are 19 stories! One scene shows workers hammering nails into what appear to be steel vertical beams—a miracle if they succeed. The building is slowly going up, but a worker is inexplicably using a jackhammer on one of the newly poured slabs. Nevertheless, if strictly factual representation of the actual construction process isn't important, the hard-hatted action should please aficionados. (Picture book. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776851
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godwin, Laura
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.G5465
LC item number
Tf 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hector, Julian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Construction workers
  • Building
  • Construction workers
  • Building
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
juvenile
Label
This is the construction worker, by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Julian Hector
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018032567
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781368018173
Lccn
2018032567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048046632
Label
This is the construction worker, by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Julian Hector
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018032567
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781368018173
Lccn
2018032567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048046632

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