“Dig, dig, dig. Lift, turn, tip. I am . . .a backhoe.”
In spare text and vibrant illustrations, a little boy pretends to be a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, and a roller. And finally, he parks on the couch with his father for a quiet moment.
A little boy pretends to be some of his favorite construction vehicles. I like that this book encourages imagination. I found the illustrations lacking and a weak part of the book.
ANNA GROSSNICKLE HINES has been called a “sorceress of the ordinary” by The Horn Book for her ability to “touch her wand to a simple event and transform it into a delightful picture book.” Anna’s more than sixty books have garnered numerous honors, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Parents’ Choice Award. Visit www.aghines.com.