Author(s): Sally Sutton
Mahiara is a retelling of the bestselling Roadworks in the Maori language by award-winning translator Katerina Mataira.
A boisterous picture book full of noisy fun for machine-mad kids.
“Plan the road. Plan the road. Mark it on the map.” Roadworks takes the reader through all the stages of making a road; from planning to construction to driving on the finished road, the full journey is detailed for young and curious minds with a rhythmic text and bright illustrations.
Finalist for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2011
Sally Sutton is an Auckland playwright and children's writer. Her first picture book, Crazy Kiwi Tops and Tails, was published by Penguin in 2006. Sally has an M.A. (Hons) in German and lives in Birkenhead with her husband and daughter. Roadworks, her third picture book, won the Picture Book category at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His titles with Walker Books include Your Mother Didn't Do That! and Roadworks, published in 2008, which won the Picture Book category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.