Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! [NOOK Book]

Overview

A construction site crew is busy at work in this rhyming Step 1 story. As the work continues readers are in for a surprise--the "crew" is actually a group of young friends engaged in a fun day of dramatic play. Two sheets of vehicle-themed stickers are included. It's a natural for young readers who love to build and are fans of vehicles that dig, scoop, and sometimes go ka-boom!
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Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom!

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Overview

A construction site crew is busy at work in this rhyming Step 1 story. As the work continues readers are in for a surprise--the "crew" is actually a group of young friends engaged in a fun day of dramatic play. Two sheets of vehicle-themed stickers are included. It's a natural for young readers who love to build and are fans of vehicles that dig, scoop, and sometimes go ka-boom!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Martie Holmes Smith
Who isn’t thrilled at the sight of a building going up? Most children, especially boys, strain their necks out the car window and tug at the hand pulling them away so that they can watch for as long as possible. Those people will love this book. Simple bright color illustrations and rhyming text portray specialized vehicles that clear, lift, dig, crunch, and crash as they work together to build a high rise. The reader is surprised and delighted at the end of the book to find that the “big rigs” are actually toys operated by children playing together in a sandbox. The rhyming text, large font, and white space make the words easy to read and remember while introducing construction equipment. The book can also be used to teach colors, counting, onomatopoeia, and the importance of teamwork. Some students will already know the precise names of the various machines and others will want to know. Books such as Machines Go to Work by William Low and the “PowerKid Readers: Road Machine Series” will provide that information. Create a popular learning center with toy trucks and these books. Recommended. Reviewer: Martie Holmes Smith; Ages 4 to 8.
Kirkus Reviews
An accessible, rhyming text drives this story-with-a-twist about a construction site, inviting new readers to hone their emerging skills. Initial spreads depict a variety of vehicles engaged in digging, scooping, lifting and so on, detailing the activities of a construction site. Varied visual perspectives in the art draw the eyes to the different machines, but they can be disorienting--particularly in the worm's-eye view on the spread reading "Digger's teeth bite the ground," which does not show the "[t]racks skid[ding] around" as indicated by the text. On the other hand, while some readers may wonder why the vehicles' operators are not seen in the art, this omission is satisfyingly resolved in a long-shot spread that depicts a group of children playing with toy trucks in a sand pile. The vehicles are clearly miniversions of those from prior pages, and it's refreshing to see both boys and girls and at least one child of color included in the group "working like a team." From here, the narrative draws the children's play to a conclusion by book's end, providing readers with a fictive parallel to their own accomplishments in finishing the book: "Good work, crew!" An early-reader book to build on. (Early reader. 4-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375981340
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 97,517
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Joan Holub
JOAN HOLUB has written and/or illustrated over 70 books for children, including the popular Step into Reading title Shampoodle.

DAVID GORDON has has written and illustrated many children's books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is also a contributing illustrators to Jon Scieszka's New York Times bestselling series, Trucktown. David has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    MED DEN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Death Twins Of The Fire Arena, part seven

    Heyo guys. To whoever said their app was to sister of golden:I'm so sorry! I didn't see it. Okay on with the part. Nex part at next result.----Sam fumbled with her nails and had a lingering look in her eyes."Next. The child of Artemis." Chiron said. Pip Gemmond walked up to the stage with a sad, knowing look in her eyes. I gave her a look of understanding. Her expression was full of pain and misery. "Okay. And I forgot to mention. We are being forced to join magic with another world. Wizards." Chiron said. Everyone didn't seem to care, or notice." Um. I there a special school or person? "I asked. He nodded." The um. . .' Sorting hat' will decide that." He mumbled. A black and purple hat groaned."LAY OFF, old man." It murmured. I laughed." Well. Then, Sophie first." He said, as I stepped up to the hat an it flew on my head." GRYFFINDOR!!" It shouted. I was supercallifradulisticexpiallidociouslyconfuzzledzy. I mumbled to myself. Wht did that even MEAN? "Nico next.' Chiron yawned. He walked up there and sat down. The hat flew on his head." Sly-sly-sly- Gryffindor." It managed to get out. Percy got Gryffindor, as well as Pip. Sam got Ravenclaw( the class for geeks. No offense. Geeks rule the world:-P) --- DTOTFA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    To sophie

    Yay!!! I love ur stories!!!- sam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    To death twins

    Can i be in it my bio is at sea of monsters it says to sister of golden and its way down thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Story contest here

    Story contest here. Rules at result two. Good luck?

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