Building Site Zoo

Author(s): Sophie Masson

October 2020 | No Category

A fun, colourful book that combines two things kids adore - machines and animals! 'Every morning on our walk we see an amazing zoo, full of astonishing animals. Come and see them too!' A sister, brother and grandpa walk through town on their way to school, passing lots of construction sites as they go, seeing all the busy machines. They imagine that each one is an animal - the concrete mixer's big round belly is like a hippo's, the digger stretches its long neck like a giraffe, and the jackhammer hops up and down like a kangaroo. Vibrant and engaging whimsical fun for machine-mad kids.


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spellbinding - HERALD SUN on Sophie Masson's MOONLIGHT AND ASHESfascinating - Philip Pullman on Sophie Masson's SNOW, FIRE, SWORDbright and cheery . . . a great read-aloud - CBCA Reading Time on Laura Wood's WHAT DO THEY DO WITH ALL THE POO FROM ALL THE ANIMALS AT THE ZOO?This is an imaginative extension of the original nursery rhyme, written in easy-to-read, hilarious verse and supported by colourful, full-page illustrations. Young children, even at a pre-reading age, will love hearing this well-written verse read aloud and delight in its humour. This book will be requested over and over and will even be enjoyed by emerging readers. - BOOKS+PUBLISHING on Laura Wood's THE COW TRIPPED OVER THE MOON

Sophie Masson (Author) Sophie Masson was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to French parents. She has spent most of her life going back and forth between Australia and France. Sophie writes for adults, teenagers and children, she is published in Australia, the US and Italy as well as the UK. Winner of the Australian Young Adult Aurealis Science Fiction and Fantasy Award and shortlisted for many others, she has also written for stage, radio and newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sophie is still fluently bilingual and frequently returns to France to visit family. She lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and has three grown-up children. Sophie is the Australian correspondent for ACHUKA website: Wood (Illustrator) Laura Wood is an independent illustrator currently living in the wonderful city of Bristol, UK. Her picture book THE COW TRIPPED OVER THE MOON was a CBCA Honour Book and the 2017 National Simultaneous Storytime book. Laura's work can be found in picture books, educational publications, digital apps as well as editorial publications. By day, she spends her time in her studio bringing stories to life. By night, she likes to put on her dancing shoes and swing dance under the stars.

General Fields

  • : 9780734417534
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Lothian Children's Books
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sophie Masson
  • : Paperback
  • : 32