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Amazing Machines

Dazzling Diggers

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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!

24 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1997

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2,467 reviews27 followers
June 17, 2014
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.
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260 reviews
May 1, 2019
Another book from my big school library. :)
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3 reviews
March 23, 2023
This was truly dazzling! Full of fun facts with some amazing plot points!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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113 reviews12 followers
August 31, 2023
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.
49 reviews1 follower
July 16, 2014
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.
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558 reviews6 followers
October 9, 2019
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.
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456 reviews10 followers
January 21, 2021
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.

Recommended for 2-4 year olds.
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269 reviews7 followers
September 21, 2020
We love this set of books! They are fun to read for ages 2-6 year old.
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41 reviews
July 24, 2022
I was staring at this book intently. I like these diggers and the animals who operate them.
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41 reviews1 follower
March 29, 2012
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.

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.
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903 reviews17 followers
June 23, 2011
My 4-year-old isn't really into diggers so he didn't like this book as much as he liked the one on cars. But it was still informative and fun to read.
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1,070 reviews108 followers
February 1, 2012
We love all the Amazing machines books! These wonderfully illustrated and fun rhyming text books are great to share with young children!
23 reviews1 follower
November 5, 2022
My son loves these books and loves this one as well. We have quite the collection now and since his dad runs heavy equipment this one was a must have.
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