Road Work Ahead

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
When a family sets out on a trip to Grandma's, their journey proves to be more like a visit to a construction site. Sidewalks are being poured, streetlights repaired, roads resurfaced. The noise of jackhammers, whistles, and horns fills the air. Boys and girls alike will love seeing the big machines at work. Anastasia Suen's simple text and Jannie Ho's bright, up-beat pictures make this one road trip to remember.
Anastasia Suen, author of Picture Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 2003) and more than 60 books for children, cotaught children’s literature at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches the Story Structure Workshop at Southern Methodist University and children's writing workshops online. Suen talks about books and writes with children and adults at schools, libraries, bookstores, book festivals, and conferences. A credentialed elementary school teacher, she is on the Reading Advisory Board for the Rosen Publishing Group and has worked as a poetry consultant for Sadlier-Oxford. A former director of Seminars in Children's Literature and advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Suen is a cofounder of the Writers Roundtable Conference. She is on the Children's Book Council Children's Book Authors and Illustrators List and the "Great Children's Poets" List. View titles by Anastasia Suen
Jannie Ho is a children’s literature illustrator who has worked on many books, including Light the Menorah, The Great Matzoh Hunt, and Road Work Ahead. She received a BFA in illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit chickengirldesign.com. View titles by Jannie Ho

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When a family sets out on a trip to Grandma's, their journey proves to be more like a visit to a construction site. Sidewalks are being poured, streetlights repaired, roads resurfaced. The noise of jackhammers, whistles, and horns fills the air. Boys and girls alike will love seeing the big machines at work. Anastasia Suen's simple text and Jannie Ho's bright, up-beat pictures make this one road trip to remember.

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Anastasia Suen, author of Picture Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 2003) and more than 60 books for children, cotaught children’s literature at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches the Story Structure Workshop at Southern Methodist University and children's writing workshops online. Suen talks about books and writes with children and adults at schools, libraries, bookstores, book festivals, and conferences. A credentialed elementary school teacher, she is on the Reading Advisory Board for the Rosen Publishing Group and has worked as a poetry consultant for Sadlier-Oxford. A former director of Seminars in Children's Literature and advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Suen is a cofounder of the Writers Roundtable Conference. She is on the Children's Book Council Children's Book Authors and Illustrators List and the "Great Children's Poets" List. View titles by Anastasia Suen
Jannie Ho is a children’s literature illustrator who has worked on many books, including Light the Menorah, The Great Matzoh Hunt, and Road Work Ahead. She received a BFA in illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit chickengirldesign.com. View titles by Jannie Ho

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