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Building Site Zoo

Sophie Masson, Laura Wood

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Picture books, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)


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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Praise for Building Site Zoo

  • spellbinding - HERALD SUN on Sophie Masson's MOONLIGHT AND ASHES

  • fascinating - Philip Pullman on Sophie Masson's SNOW, FIRE, SWORD

  • bright 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

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Sophie Masson

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. She is still fluently bilingual and frequently returns to France to visit family. She lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and three children. Sophie is the Australian correspondent for ACHUKA website.

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