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Digger, dozer, dumper / Hope Vestergaard ; illustrated by David Slonim.

Vestergaard, Hope. (Author). Slonim, David. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E V (Text) 33500011607678 Main Checked out 06/27/2018
Moorhead Public Library E V (Text) 33500011947942 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e 811.6 VES (Text) 35500005307572 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763650780 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 0763650781 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Rhymes and colorful illustrations invite young readers to meet their favorite trucks and vehicles face-to-face.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 July #1
    This collection of poems introduces 16 hardworking vehicles, from a little street sweeper tidying up the neighborhood to a mighty semi barreling down the highway. In the framework verse, three children are invited to try out the trucks. While the verse concentrates on the accomplishments of each vehicle, the illustrations show the kids (and sometimes their cheerful canine companion) in the driver's seats. The rhythmic, rhyming verse is expressive as well as informative. The text may be a bit long for the youngest truck fans, but they will be captivated by the lively artwork. In contrast to Slonim's lovely landscape paintings in The Deer Watch (2013), here his energetic acrylic-and-charcoal pictures animate the industrious trucks, creating amusing facial expressions from headlights, bumpers, and other seemingly immobile features. The final spread gathers all the vehicles together and, with the turn of a page, transforms them into toy trucks moved about by the children. Fun for reading aloud, especially one-on-one. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Hope Vestergaard, a former early childhood teacher, is the author of several books for children. She lives with her husband and two sons, as well as cows, horses, pigs, and dogs, on a small farm outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

David Slonim is an award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Deer Watch by Pat Lowery Collins. He lives with his wife, four kids, and a dog named Maggie in Indiana.

Subject: Trucks > Juvenile poetry.
Construction equipment > Juvenile poetry.
Emergency vehicles > Juvenile poetry.
Vehicles > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Trucks > Poetry.
Construction equipment > Poetry.
Emergency vehicles > Poetry.
Vehicles > Poetry.
Children's poetry, American.

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