Construction Zoo by Jennifer Thorne ill Susie Hammer
It's a quiet morning at the zoo until... a convoy of heavy-duty vehicles rumble in to disrupt the tranquility of the park.
Jennifer Thorne uses simple rhyming couplets to introduce various pieces of equipment, describing the tasks that each perform. The intriguing twist to this picture book is the comparison between animal and machine: giraffes and cranes, monkeys and wrecking balls, elephants and front loaders.
Susie Hammer's signature style emphasizing simple geometric shapes and bold colors accentuate the functional and visual similarities of these zoo inhabitants and their construction equipment counterparts.