Big Machines (DK Readers Level 1 Series)

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A multi-level learning-to-read program combining Dorling Kindersley's highly visual style with appropriate stories at four levels. Stunning photographs plus engaging stories combine in Dorling Kindersley Readers to create a structured reading program with appeal for every beginning reader. The age-appropriate text is guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.

Demonstrates how the crane, bulldozer, dump truck, and ...

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Overview

A multi-level learning-to-read program combining Dorling Kindersley's highly visual style with appropriate stories at four levels. Stunning photographs plus engaging stories combine in Dorling Kindersley Readers to create a structured reading program with appeal for every beginning reader. The age-appropriate text is guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.

Demonstrates how the crane, bulldozer, dump truck, and other construction machines all play a part in building a new park.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A factory is demolished to make way for a new park. Big machines do the work, and each machine and its job are introduced. The cranes smashes the factory walls, the scraper pushes the rubble into piles, and the dump truck with its huge tires hauls the debris away. The text reads just fine until page fourteen where the first line states "The factory has gone." It would have been more appropriate to say "The factory is gone." Otherwise, this book is a good choice because it clearly explains a sequence of activities on a topic of interest. There is a note to parents on the opening page about the series and the importance of reading. A Level 1 book in the "Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Readers" series. 2000, DK Publishing, and $3.95. Ages 4 to 6. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-This title presents photographs of some of the real trucks and tractors employed in constructing a city park, which is disappointingly shown only as a busy cartoon drawing at the end. Through sharp, full-color pictures, readers are introduced to a crane outfitted with wrecking ball, a bulldozer, a front loader, a dump truck, an excavator, and other heavy machinery used in tearing down old buildings and in laying the foundation for new construction. Smaller photographs highlight part of each vehicle-the tailgate on a tipper truck, the chute on the concrete mixer, and so on-although the inserts are a bit confusing since they show clean showroom trucks that are quite different from the dirty machines actually doing the work. Although billed at the easiest reading level ("Beginning to Read-Preschool to Grade 1"), this picture book definitely requires listening from its audience up through first grade. Still, the vivid photographs will certainly grab young engineers' attention.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789454119
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: DK Readers Level 1 Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 127,848
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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