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by Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Published by Candlewick Press, 2012
24 pages
ISBN: 978𢠩636-58304

Ages 25

It抯 not construction but deconstruction梐s well as recycling梩hat takes center stage in this rollicking read-aloud about the demolition of a building. 揝wing the ball. Swing the ball. Thump and smash and whack. Bring the top floors tumbling down. Bang! Clang! Crack! Seven different demolition machines are featured as workers go through the process of tearing the building down and processing the metal, concrete, and wood for other uses. As for the space that抯 left behind? A playground is built. 揌ip hip hooray! A multiracial cast of men and women are shown carrying out the work in this loud and lively picture book that concludes with a page providing additional information about the machines featured in the illustrations.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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