Sally Sutton is the award-winning and bestselling author of
Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In
2009, Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New
Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and in 2015
Construction was a finalist. Sally lives in Auckland, New
Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. She has a keen
interest in European languages and has an M.A. (Hons) in German.
She also enjoys writing plays for the stage. Her latest picture
books with Walker are When We Go Camping (illustrated by Cat
Chapman) and Ambulance, Ambulance! (illustrated by Brian
Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life. His previous titles with Walker Books Australia include Your Mother Didn't Do That! and Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In 2009, Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition. In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee (written by Raymond Huber) won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. In 2015, Construction was a finalist at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. Brian has teamed up with Raymond Huber again for their latest picture book with Walker, Gecko.
Designed to be read aloud, the clever use of rhyme, onomatopoeia
and word repetition make this text aurally appealing. There is
plenty of action on each page keeping the young reader engaged as
Brian Sutton's colourful and vibrant illustrations capture the
energy and urgency of the situation without creating fear or panic.
Double page spreads of saturated colour make this a visually
exciting text while the use of large, bold print and clear font
allow for easy reading.
Ambulance, Ambulance! honours the crucial, lifesaving work of ambulance paramedics with a fast paced and exciting story. It is highly recommended for pre-school and early readers.