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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 ...

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Overview

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!

Animals operate digging machines that scoop, lift, move rubble, squish through mud, and help buildings tower up tall.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cheryl Peterson
Any child who is fascinated by large trucks and machinery will enjoy this book. A variety of "diggers" are vibrantly illustrated scooping, crashing, digging and building. The text is simple rhyme, "Diggers are noisy, strong, and big. Diggers can carry and push and dig." The final page features a picture dictionary of "digger parts" with simple explanations for various parts such as pistons and levers. Another book available by the same author is Roaring Rockets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753453049
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Amazing Machines
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 119,195
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.63 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.

Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.

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