Machines Go to Work in the City

by William Low

“VROOOOM! Here comes the garbage truck, making its run! When the truck makes... read more

“VROOOOM! Here comes the garbage truck, making its run! When the truck makes its last pickup, are the garbage collectors done for the day? No, they must go to the landfill to empty the trash.” William Low takes a fresh approach to the popular preschool topic of vehicles in this question-and-answer narrative with clever, foldout pages that extend each big-city scene and reveal the answer to the question posed in the text. Low’s realistic, detailed digital paintings are full of energy and excitement, not to mention trucks, cars, trains, and many types of specialized equipment. The narrative moves from morning to evening, with the final scene showing a plane taking off over Manhattan as the sun sets. The illustrations not only showcase many kinds of vehicles but also picture diverse men and women working in many kinds of skilled labor. A two-page spread at book’s end provides a vehicle roundup, with technical information about each. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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