What Can a Crane Pick Up? (Board book)

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385753838, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/11/2012)
Library Binding (9/11/2012)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A rollicking laugh-out-loud board book about cranes and construction!

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.

Pick up construction tools, bricks, and loads of steel, then move on to funny objects like a cow, a Ferris wheel . . . even an ancient mummy’s case! With simple, fun rhymes and friendly illustrations, this book is sure to delight toddlers 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

REBECCA KAI DOTLICH is a poet and picture book author whose work has been featured in numerous magazines, anthologies, and textbooks. Her books have received a number of awards including the Golden Kite Honor and a Bank Street Children's Book of the Year. She has two grown children and four grandchildren and lives in Indiana with her husband.  

MIKE LOWERY's work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally, and he is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. He is the illustrator of The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School (written by Laura Murray), Ribbit Rabbit (by Candace Ryan) and Dr. Proctor's Fart Powder (by Jo Nesbo). Mike lives in Atlanta with a lovely German frau named Katrin and his super-genius daughter, Allister.

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.”