Dazzling Diggers (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Diggers are noisy, strong, and big. Diggers can carry and push and dig. Diggers have shovels to scoop and lift, blades that bulldoze, shunt, and shift. Sloshing and squelching, and smashing and bashing, the construction machinery does its work - manned by a friendly animal gang - in this lively picture book. Young children will adore it as will the adults who get to read aloud these irresistible rhymes!
Aimed at small boys, this book is ok, but not overly informative or entertaining as it presents different kinds of digging equipment. The illustrations are ok, but not outstanding, with animal construction workers.
De nederlandstalige versie voorgelezen aan een oppaskindje (6 jaar). Ze vond de geluidjes en woorden, die in het boek tussen de afbeeldingen stonden, leuk. De verhaallijn is niet zo denderend en is vooral een opsomming van de materialen die ze gebruiken tijdens het graven.
This book describes what each of the working machines does and even more interesting they are driven by animals. It is bright and colorful with a lot of noisy sound that we could make outdoors using some of these diggers.
A very fun book with lots of construction vehicles making all kinds of noises. I could tell that a rabbit was driving one vehicle, but I could not tell if it was a rat or a shrew or something else that was driving the other. Not an important detail, but I was a little confused.
This is a tractor book I don’t mind reading over and over with my two year old son. The vocabulary is rich and the rhythm is memorable. My son loves “reading” along with me and is an expert on all things digger.
Children love rhyming and and it is a fun way to help children learn new words with their meanings. This book has great illustrations and explains to children different functions of construction machines. The glossary further helps children understand the different parts of machines and theur specific functions.
Extension Provide children different models/toys of construction machines and let them identify the different parts. Then keep these toys in the science center and let them explore them during free play.