Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805066289, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
A picture book for the very young that celebrates a child's excitement for construction vehicles
""Honk the horn "
"Flash the lights "
"Scoop the rocks "
"Push the mud ""
A little boy imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.
Children are fascinated with bulldozers, backhoes, payloaders-diggers of all shapes and sizes. In this playful picture book, simple alliterative language and bold, colorful images capture a child's love of building and creating.
A Book Sense "Children's 76 Winter 2003 - 2004" title
"The joyful acrylic illustrations and the sparse, confident text will delight other digger-wannabes." --Booklist
"Truck and machinery fans will dig this." --Kirkus Reviews
"The book's most distinctive note, however, lies in having the narrator employ his construction dream world as a means of connecting with his sibling, rather than escaping from him." --Publishers Weekly
"Another lively, sure-to-please winner." --School Library Journal