Tip tip dig dig

Emma Garcia, 1969-

Book - 2013

Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.

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[Place of publication not identified] : Boxer Books Ltd 2013.
Item Description
On board pages.
Title and statement of responsibility from cover.
Physical Description
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 17 cm
Main Author
Emma Garcia, 1969- (-)
Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-You'll need multiple copies of this building saga. With collage and broad brushstrokes of paint, Garcia shows a landfill, and then gradually introduces six google-eyed construction vehicles that toil and ultimately create a playground on the site. Each function, from "Dig Dig Dig" to "Roll Roll Roll," is revisited twice, once with added detail, "the digger digs a hole," then via the question, "What did we do with all that mess?" Environmentally friendly, a sure shot for construction fans, a color concept book, and an avenue for beginning readers, this book is a winner.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Kirkus Book Review

A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. The expanse of brown ground is a mess; "What can we do with it?" Out comes a series of trucks to do the job: digger, mixer, crane, dump truck, bulldozer, road roller. Each gets a two-page spread, with its job told in giant letters, in triplicate--"LIFT, LIFT, LIFT," for example. Garcia depicts these vehicles in a spectrum of bold colors, and each appears to be a mixed-media collage, the pieces so thickly painted as to look three-dimensional. All this work on the grim brown landscape turns it into a beautiful playground, with flowers, a tire swing, a sandbox and so forth. With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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