What Can a Crane Pick Up?

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich; Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375867262, 26pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

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Description
"What can a crane pick up . . . a truck?
Yes, a truck And a truck . . . And a truck . . .
And a railroad car, if it gets stuck.
A truck, a train,
a car, a plane
can all be lifted with a crane."
From poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich and artist Mike Lowery comes a rollicking picture book about cranes--the kind that pick things up We start with pipes and bricks and loads of steel and then move on to funny, whimsical objects: a cow, a ferris wheel, men in business suits, and an ancient mummy's case.
With a rhyme that begs to be read aloud again and again, and quirky, exuberant illustrations, this book is sure to delight kids and parents alike. But watch out: "Cranes pick UP--that's what they do Look out, or a crane might pick up you



About the Author
Poet and picture book author Rebecca Kai Dotlich has written several children's books, including Grandpa Loves, illustrated by Kathryn Brown; Over in the Pink House: New Jump-Rope Rhymes, illustrated by Melanie Hall; and What is Science?, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. This is her first title in the I Can Read Book line. She lives in Indiana.

Mike Lowery is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally. Mike is the illustrator of "Moo Hoo" and "Ribbit Rabbit" by Candace Ryan;" The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School" by Laura Murray; and the Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder novels by Jo NesbO. Currently he is a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with a lovely German frau, Katrin, and his super genius daughter, Allister. Visit him at MikeLowery.com.


Praise For What Can a Crane Pick Up?

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, July 23, 2012:
“…it’s clear that this machine lives in the best of all possible worlds: where happiness is busyness, calm competence prevails, and no job is too small. Sign us up.”

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