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Little Excavator / Anna Dewdney.

Dewdney, Anna, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E D (Text) 33500012638672 New Available -
Fertile Public Library E D (Text) 33500012517777 Main Available -
Hendrum LINK Site E D (Text) 33500012638680 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library E D (Text) 33500012517769 Main Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library e DEW (Text) 35500005873169 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library e DEW (Text) 35500005873177 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library e DEW (Text) 35500005873276 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library e DEW (Text) 35500005873284 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e DEW (Text) 35500005873250 Main Checked out 01/16/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101999202
  • ISBN: 1101999209
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Little Excavator wants to help the big rigs transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park, but he is too small to get the job done! That is, until he finds a job that is a perfect Little E-sized task"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1
    This book sweetly transfers every small child's yearning to play with the big kids to a construction site, where Little Excavator tries his best to work among the big rigs. Winsomely kidlike "Little E" is eager to show he can dig and fill holes, but mostly he gets in the way of the huge trucks as he topples over or accidentally gets scooped up. The illustrations are cheerful and appealingly detailed, and Dewdney fills the site with hardworking favorites: a bulldozer, a loader, a dump truck, a backhoe, and a crane. But the sound effects are what truly stand out. Simple, rhyming text is punctuated with wonderful machinelike noises: "Pusha-pusha smusha-smusha SMASH SMASH SMASH!" The story has a satisfying arc, with Little E trying and failing, and then getting pushed aside and told he's too little, until there is a job that only he, being small, can do. Dewdney, the author of the Llama Llama series, passed away in 2016, but has left a marvelous legacy, including this latest charmer. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anna Dewdney was a teacher, mother, and enthusiastic proponent of reading aloud to children. She continually honed her skills as an artist and writer and published her first Llama Llama book in 2005. Her passion for creating extended to home and garden and she lovingly restored an 18th century farmhouse in southern Vermont. She wrote, painted, gardened, and lived there with her partner, Reed, her two daughters, two wirehaired pointing griffons, and one bulldog. Anna passed away in 2016, but her spirit will live on in her books.

Subject: Construction equipment > Juvenile fiction.
Cranes, derricks, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Trucks > Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Self-esteem > Juvenile fiction.
Construction equipment > Fiction.
Cranes, derricks, etc. > Fiction.
Trucks > Fiction.
Size > Fiction.
Self-esteem > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / New Experience.
Construction equipment
Self-esteem > Fiction.
Trucks > Fiction.
Size > Fiction.
Stories in rhyme. .
Genre: Stories in rhyme.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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