S: Bob the Paver
BC: The Job Was Done. No more potholes, no more puddles. Time for Caleb to ride his bicycle on the new pavement.
FC: A book for Caleb and Elio | We Need Bob the Paver
1: Back Street was in bad shape! Potholes made driving difficult.
2: One neighbor kept on filling the potholes with loose gravel, but the gravel would just fly out and the pothole was back again.
3: Every time it rained, big puddles formed outside of our garage. If a car drove by ... SPLASH. One could get really soaked.
4: So Tomas asked Bob the Paver to fix Back Street,
5: Bob came with a back Hoe to remove the old pavement.
6: He also brought front loaders to help load material on trucks.
7: Caleb and his Papi came to check what Bob was doing. They saw a big dump truck with Bob's phone number written on the side.
8: The dump truck dropped a big pile of gravel so that there would be material to make the base of the new street.
10: Caleb and Papi watched. The gravel was spread out over the road and a roller went back and forth compacting the base to make it hard and smooth.
12: It had been a long day, taking out the old pavement, bringing in loads of gravel and compacting the new base for the street. The rollers were put in our garage for the night while the paving machine stayed outside by the fence.
15: The next day, Caleb came out to see how the new pavement was put down. He noticed that the fence had been removed and yellow warning tape had been placed to keep people from crossing onto the traffic on Storrow Drive.
17: The paving job was finished and it was time to paint the speed bumps. Caleb came to help. It was important to get all the sand out of the way so that the bumps could be painted with the yellow paint the Caleb bought with Tomas the day before. Caleb remembered how the man in the paint store did not know what "amarillo" meant when Tomas said: necesitamos pintura color amarillo,"so Caleb explained that in Spanish"amarillo" means yellow.