First sentence: Hey, you guys! Let's get to work. Knock down that building. Bulldoze that tree. Dig up that road.
Premise/plot: It's not just machines at work in Byron Barton's Machines at Work. Little ones also see construction workers working hard all day.
My thoughts: It doesn't take a lot of words to tell a good story. Though though are just a few words per page, Barton's Machines at Work tells an enjoyable story. The illustrations are also super-simple. In a few illustrations, the construction workers reminded me of duplo people. Speaking of which, this would be a fun story to act out with duplos!
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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