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The Construction Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books) by [Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster]
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PreSchool-Grade 2–Pallotta follows the alphabetical formula used in many of his other titles, this time with Bolster's illustrations to showcase different types of construction equipment. Upper- and lowercase letters are paired with brief descriptive paragraphs that explain how pieces of construction equipment–from an aerial lift to a zipper–are used. Some of the machines are used in demolition, some for roads; others to clear land or erect buildings. Treatment is brief. A backhoe, cement mixer, dump truck, jackhammer, and wrecking ball will be more familiar to children than a horizontal borer, knuckleboom loader, mobile rock crusher, quad-axle lowbed, and vactor. The realistic paintings, rich in tones of blue, brown, red, green, and orange, will attract youngsters. Libraries with a high demand for construction-related books should consider adding this appealing title.–Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
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PreS-Gr. 2. This alphabet book spotlights large-scale construction equipment, from "A is for Aerial Lifts" to "Z is for Zipper . . . used to slice asphalt." With three pages left after Z, the book playfully starts over with "A is for Asphalt Reclaimer" through "C is for Compactor" and suggests that children finish the next 23 letters themselves. Pallotta provides more information than most picture books about the topic for this age group, with a typical entry including three or four sentences with an occasional suggestion of the sound a vehicle or tool makes: "crunch, crunch, crunch . . . eng, eng, eng." Sometimes a bit of facetious humor ("Do not use a road cutter to cut your toenails") lightens the tone of the text. The handsome illustrations, which have the look of acrylic paintings, are well composed and precisely delineated. Suitable for primary-graders as well as for preschoolers who have the patience to look carefully for a minute or two before turning the page. Carolyn Phelan
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01HOKG96C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Charlesbridge; 1st edition (August 9, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 9, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2612 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2017
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book. Shockingly bad quality.
By Cory on June 22, 2017
This book was a gift for my 2 year old's birthday 2 weeks ago. He absolutely loves it. It has been read to him every day since and even with gentle use, it fell apart within a few days. We were even more careful than usual after reading another review about the binding quality, but to no avail. Several pages have completely detached from the binding already. That has never happened to any of our children's books before. It is such a shame. Exceptionally poor quality. I finally had to put it away and now it's in book-limbo. What am I to do with a beloved book that fell apart & would cost a small fortune to have rebound?
The content of the book is fabulous. Beautiful illustrations and engaging descriptions.
I really hope the quality is improved though. Extremely disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our second copy in spite of the poor construction quality.
By diocares on January 23, 2020
We love this book! We got the paperback first and like other reviews say the binding is poor quality which is unfortunate and fell apart pretty quick. Since we enjoyed the book so much I decided to buy the board book. I received it today and I hope it will last longer. I will update my review if I find the sturdiness of the board book is just a weak. The images and content is beautiful and my kids love it. The board book has less information which makes sense since it’s smaller. I took a picture comparing the differences between the paperback and the board book. If the company redoes the binding with better quality I will buy it because we like it that much.
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