Archive for February, 2022


By Sally Sutton

Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

ISBN 9781760653385

Walker Books Australia

The Roadwork series is a perfect combination of language, story and illustration. The books include, Roadworks, Demolition, Construction, Dig, dump, roll, and Wheels. Tractor is the latest and is sure to be another hit with young children, parents and grandparents alike.

I think what makes this a great book to read aloud is the language. Lots of rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia and repetition. The story focuses on the agricultural side of farming and the big tractors required to plough the field.

Down on the farm, let’s squirt the dirt.

Whoosh it! Swoosh it!

Splish! Splash! Spray!

Down on the farm, let’s squirt the dirt.

Each page has descriptions of things happening on the farm and then readers get to guess what type of tractor is doing the work, making this a fun and interactive picture book.

The illustrations are full page, bright, bold colours of farming life. The last page is more informative, with details about the parts of a tractor, which will delight the young children who love to know everything.

Great for homes, preschools and primary school libraries. A fun book to read over and over again.