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1. Cars and Trucks and Things That
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2. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
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3. The Wheels on the Bus
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4. Katy and the Big Snow
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5. Wheels! (Step-Into-Reading, Step
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6. Construction Zone
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7. Bam Bam Bam
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8. Building Machines and What They
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9. Construction (First Discovery
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10. Road Builders (Picture Puffins)
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11. Tractor Trouble: A Pop-Up Book
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12. Dig, Dig, Dig It!
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13. The Big Red Bus
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14. Look Inside Bulldozer Cross-Sections
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15. Cranes Dump Trucks Bulldozers
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16. Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels

1. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by RICHARD SCARRY
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Asin: 0307157857
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: Golden Books
Sales Rank: 324
Average Customer Review: 4.98 out of 5 stars
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Although this book was around when many of today's parents wereyoungsters, it has remained a steadfast must-have in every toddler's library. For starters, it's a great vocabulary guide that names the many things that go (and some that haven't a prayer of going, but are great fun to imagine anyway). It's also teeming with detail-rich scenes and characters on every page, teaching children the rewards of looking long and closely (such as finding the hidden "Goldbug" in each spread). Along the way it entertains with the silly and slapstick--everything from toothpaste and toothbrush cars to six fire department vehicles that show up to extinguish a ladybug-size fire in a miniature pink convertible. What's most amazing about this book, however, is its longevity. When you purchase it for your fledgling talker, you should consider it an investment. Even 11-, 12-, and 13-year-olds are known to pore over the book nostalgically, cooing at Lowly Worm and eagerly tracking Officer Flossie's book-long chase after that irresponsible, speedster driver in a cowboy hat. (Ages 2 and older) --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I agree - thank you Richard Scarry!
I started reading this book with my son when he first learned to talk a few years ago. He's not tired of it yet (and neither am I). There are so many fun illustrations (I especially like the "pickle car"), and so much going on that this book can be read again and again. Now that my son is familiar with all of the vehicles, and able to point them out when we go driving in our car (although we have yet to see a pickle car in our area) we have fun not just reading the story, but looking for the tiny "Goldbug" on every page.

5-0 out of 5 stars My 2.5 year old son's FAVORITE book
We were given this book when my son was born; he has always enjoyed the colorful and imaginative pictures, and has been finding Goldbug on each page since he was about 18 months. However, his early love for this book pales in comparison to his obsession with it now -- it's the only book he wants to hear at story time, day after day ... Luckily for Mom and Dad, it's also whimsical enough that we enjoy it, too, day after day.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Son's FAVORITE Book
I have just purchased my SECOND copy of this book. My 22 month son loves it so much that it has been through the ringer in the past months, with his favorite pages ripped out because of over use! I had it when I was little, and it brings back great memories. But, I never expected the reaction that he would have to this book! It is perfect for any who loves PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES!! If only there was a board version!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Generate Interest in Reading/Focus of Toddler
This was the first book my son received in 1992. I started reading it to him before he was 1 years old. He loved to sit quietly and look at the book. He continued to look for Goldbug until he was in kindergarten. Great book for spending quality time with your child and get the added bonus of an educational foundation for reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars A tradition continues
This book was a favorite of our youngest son, age 31. Now our well loved copy is a great hit with the grandchildren. I have to buy three new copies. In this day of DVD, VCR it is a thrill to have children so engrossed looking for Gold Bug. ... Read more


2. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Sandpiper Books)
by Virginia Lee Burton
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Asin: 0395259398
Catlog: Book (1977-10-12)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Sales Rank: 24076
Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Mary Anne make quite a team. Theinseparable duo digs the great canals for the big boats to travel through, cuts through thelarge mountains so trains can pass, and hollows out the deep cellars for the greatskyscrapers in the city. But the introduction of gasoline, electric, and diesel shovelsmeans big trouble for Mike and Mary Anne. No one wants an old-fashioned steam shovellike Mary Anne when a modern shovel can do the digging in half the time! Forced totravel far out of the city to look for work, Mike and Mary Anne find themselves in thelittle town of Popperville. Mike and Mary Anne make a bid to dig the cellar for the newtown hall, promising the town that if they can't dig the cellar in just one day they'll acceptno payment for the job. Will Mike and Mary Anne be able to complete the job? Thewhole town of Popperville turns out to watch. Virginia Lee Burton, author of such classicchildren's books as The LittleHouse and Katy and theBig Snow, offers a touching portrait of love and dedication while commentingon the modernization that continuously shapes our lives. Hamilton's wonderful crayondrawings bring Mike and the indomitable Mary Anne to life. (Ages 3 to 6) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Book!
Like so many other reviewers I have fond memories of reading this book as a child. I fondly recall being a child in the 1970's and of having had this book read to me and when I got older and could read on my own I read it myself and I enjoyed the story of Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne and recall this book having positive messages as well as being an entertaining book for children. Mike Mulligan is a steam shovel operator who has named his machine Mary Anne and they have worked very hard for many years digging canels, etc but times have changed and with steam shovels being replaced by electric, gasoline and diesel shovels Mary Anne is thought of as being obsolete but Mike is a very positive and determined man who knows that he and Mary Anne still have what it takes and to prove that he agrees to dig the foundation for a new building but has to do it in one day but he knows that they are up for the challenge. Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel is a wonderful book for children and I think it's good for both boys and girls and I very highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A classic story with warm, active pictures
The cover of this book is the same as my old, dog-eared copy from my childhood 30 years ago. A Caldecott Award winner, the pictures drive the tale as much as the plot. An excellent book from cover-to-cover.

Re-reading it now brings back great memories and fascination of how Mike Mulligan and his beloved steam shovel worked hard to accomplish a fantastic task. Whenever people watched them dig, they always worked a little better and a little faster.

A modern John Henry, Mike faces the challenge of new technology. Undaunted, like the famous hammer-driving tall tale hero, he struggles to meet the task. Can he dig a hole faster than the new machine? Can he and his mighty red-metal friend do it by the end of the day?

A great story of perseverence and hard work, I fully recommend "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel." Place it on your shelf next to "Make Way for Dcklings" and "Where the Wild Things Are."

Anthony Trendl

5-0 out of 5 stars I loved it as a child, my childern love it too.
I couldn't wait until my twins were old enough for Mike. They're now 2 1/2 and love hearing about Mike and Mary Anne. A great story of friendship, taking pride in one's work and problem solving. Never mind the 1939 date, this story works forever. I now get to read it at least twice a day and it never gets old.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Tale of Two Friends
Just thinking about this delightful book makes me smile. I remember Captain Kangaroo reading it on his television show, and I checked it out from the Bookmobile with my own library card.
Mike Mulligan and Mary Ann are best friends and co-workers. They might be running out of work soon, though, since Mary Ann runs on steam--not as efficient as the diesel shovels. A bargain with the town of Popperville gives the twosome one last shot to strut their stuff, and as the town gathers, a few residents at a time, Mike and Mary Ann prove that friendship lasts, even when diesel shovels take over.
This book is equally appealing to boys and girls, and it will forever occupy a favored place in my memories. It's as wonderful a story today as it was when published in 1939. God bless Mike and Mary Ann.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nobody can do it like a steam shovel
I tend to bring a lot of picture books into my home. My husband doesn't mind, but neither does he show an inordinate amount of interest in them. Enter "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel". Suddenly my husband was elated by the appearance of this book. "This was the only book we had in my Kindergarten class!", quoth he. After he'd picked through it once more, I had my chance to glance through the story. Admittedly, I did not know of the adventures of Mike Mulligan or trusty Mary Ann until rather late in life. But looking at my hubby's gleeful expression on seeing it again, I know that this is one of those classics that sits in the back of the memory for years and years and years.

Mike Mulligan (Irish, according to the book flap) runs a delightful steam shovel named Mary Ann. The opening spread shows Mike waving at the viewer, while meticulous arrows indicate every lever, cog, and line in Mary Ann's hull. In a rather John Henryish turn of events, Mary Ann is eventually determined to be obsolete in the face of the fancier gasoline, electric and Diesel shovels. Mike refuses to give up his precious steam shovel, however, and a race to prove that Mary Ann can dig as much in a day as a hundred men can dig in a week explodes in a riveting (ho ho) finish.

Books about trucks, construction equipment, and planes is commonplace today. But such modern day classics as "I Stink" owe a great debt to the path that "Mike Mulligan" paved. Here we have a beautifully illustrated (in color at that!) story about two of the best friends in the world. Those kids interested in the technical aspects of steam shovels will be in heaven. And those that just like a rip-roaring yarn about a race against the clock will have a ball as well. Interestingly, author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton chooses not to close up on Mike Mulligan's face at any point. When we do see him, he's usually viewed at a distance, waving, weeping, and smoking to his heart's content. It's Mary Ann that get the full frontal treatment, and she's a joy. Who could have thought a steam shovel to be so eloquent and emotional? That's the joy of this story and the genius of Virginia Lee Burton's masterwork. ... Read more


3. The Wheels on the Bus
by Paul O. Zelinsky
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Asin: 0525446443
Catlog: Book (1990-10-01)
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Sales Rank: 2006
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"The wheels on the bus go round and round.... All over town." Thistraditional song, a favorite of children everywhere, is adapted and illustratedby Paul O. Zelinsky, winner of the Caldecott Medal for his lush version of Rapunzel, and Caldecott honorsfor Rumpelstiltskin,Hansel and Gretel, andSwamp Angel. Fantasticpaper engineering with movable parts, flaps, and wheels that spin makes this aninteractive book that young readers will love to pieces (maybe literally!). Pullone tab to make the "wipers on the bus go swish swish swish," and another to seethe "babies on the bus cry Waah! Waah! Waah!" On closer inspection, childrenwill be tickled to discover several subtle and humorous subplots, as well as afull-circle finale: the last stop on the bus is at the Overtown public library,where the day's program includes a folk singer. Guess what he's singing!

Zelinsky's warm, inviting illustrations are a perfect match for this classicplay rhyme. Children who have learned the hand motions to the song will enjoyhelping the characters in the book enact their own roles. The back coverincludes the musical notation for "The Wheels on the Bus," so everyone can singalong. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a great pop-up and lift-the-flap version of a classic song
Our two-year-old loves this book. It is colorful, interactive and fun fun fun. It is one of those gems among children's books that is actually bearable the 500th time you read (or sing) it. The artistry is exceptional -- clever manipulatives and delightful illustrations help bring this classic song to life. You will open the doors, swish the windshield wipers, ssshh the babies, and yes, you will make the wheels go round. Manipulatives are generally lift-the-flap or tab.

The material is not very thick, so we also save this book for use with an adult. We have had to tape the wheels back on though, and have lost functionality on one or two pop-ups. Nevertheless, this is a delightful book that will bring smiles to your child -- and not drive *you* crazy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up for this little cute masterpiece
I learned that this book is number 174 on the list of most popular children's books ever sold. This threw me a little since, prior to discovering it, I had never even heard of "The Wheels on the Bus". The book is not particularly overwhelming in any literary sense. Anyone who has long since forgotten the words to the song will immediately remember them when confronted with scenes of children crying and their mothers hushing them. Zelinsky has added his own little touches to each scene, showing various background storylines continuing from page to page. In one sequence a little dog escapes its owner and chases the bus in a mad attempt to reach the kittens on board. In another scene, the aforementioned kittens are flung hither and yon on the bus, one of them making a near escape. Kids will love pulling the tabs and seeing everything from the window wipers "whooshing" to the mothers rolling their eyes as their babies cry. I can't imagine the book would work after long hours of tab pulling, however. Even for an adult, some of the pop up sections require a steady gentle hand (a thing some youngsters lack). Still, this is a great book for large group or individual child presentations. The sections are inventive and the song, no matter how people complain about it, is catchy. On the whole, an inventive and enjoyable creation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I first bought this book when my older son, who is now 12, was a toddler. Although it has many moving parts (all great fun), it lasted through his brother's use as well. I have since bought it for several nieces and nephews as a gift for each one's 2nd birthday. All of them have loved it, and read it for many years. The story is true to the song, but the illustrations have small side stories running through them, allowing older children to enjoy as well. Definitely a great purchase!

5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it - 16 months old
I bought an older version of this book at a thrift shop - (...) My daughter loves it, and when I left her a few minutes ago she was moving the baby's arms singing "wah, wah, wah" (the baby on the bus goes wah wah wah...)

She tore out the mother on the bus, so I am keeping the book up high except to read.

(...). It's a great gift book. The pages are sturdy, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely delightful
Without a doubt, my 2 yr. old's favorite book. Over and Over and Over again. The illustrations are wonderful. Another one of our favorites is AWAY WE GO! Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.
Just pops with fun and brightness. Transportation, cars, etc. is
quite big at this age! ... Read more


4. Katy and the Big Snow
by Virginia Lee Burton
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Asin: 0395185629
Catlog: Book (1974-04-03)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Sales Rank: 6482
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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This old-fashioned tale about one little snowplow's determination inthe face of a small-town blizzard has all the charm and moral grit of TheLittle Engine That Could. This isn't surprising, considering that CaldecottMedal-winning author Virginia Lee Burton (The Little House) specializes inbringing the inanimate to life with endearing illustrations and stories offortitude and vulnerability. Katy, a red crawler tractor, "could do a lot of things," Burton explains early on. In the summer she is a bulldozer, helping to build and repair roads in the city of Geoppolis. In the winter, she turns into a snowplow,waiting and waiting for her chance to be useful. Most of the winters, though,the snowfalls are mild and the town doesn't need Katy. But when the big one finally hits, the town is buried in page after page of powder. The power linesare down. The doctor can't get his patient to the hospital. The fire department can't reach a burning house! "Everyone and everything was stopped but... KATY!" Suddenly, the entire community is dependent on one little snowplow. Children love witnessing Katy's shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance. (Ages 4 and older) --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hard to believe, I still remember
At 51 years of age and very recently a first time grandfather with the aid of Amazon.com I started searching for my favorite stories from decades ago. All of Dr.Suess and the Little Engine That Could to Thorton Burgess's many publications that make me smile so many years later. Of all my past memories Katy and the Big Snow was one that I checked out of our local Library at least 3 times a month. It taught me that determination is most important in acheiving goals and that good things come to those who wait and endure. These are the types of books our younger generation should be reading instead of what is available on television these days. I hope someday my Grandchildren will come to enjoy this book as I have.

4-0 out of 5 stars My son loves Virginia Burton's books
I ordered this book for my son for his 7th b'day. He loves anything to do with transportation, and discovered Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel first. He checked that book out of the school library every week for more than a month, then I helped him find Katy and the Big Snow, and he loved it just as much. I remember enjoying these books when I was a child, and I think it is wonderful that books like these still bring enjoyment to the children today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perserverance
Wonderful childrens book, enjoyable machinery come to life displaying a snow truck as a child. Lovely illustrations although remincent of the 50's.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not up to par
My 4-year-old and I both adore Virginia Lee Burton's books. Neither of us can get enough of "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," and "The Little House." So we were excited when we ordered this from Amazon. But it lacks the magic of the aforementioned books. There is no "human element" as in the other two books and it lacks the drama. The plot is relatively mundane - you can only get so much mileage out of snow plowing city streets. Having said that, the illustrations, as in her other books, are beautiful. I particularly like touches such as little vignettes around the border of the pages, and a great map of the town. Against other children books, it's still very good, if only for the artwork. In fairness, Burton set the bar pretty high for herself with her other books.
(This review pertains to the Library Binding version of the book)

5-0 out of 5 stars Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Purchased this book from Amazon.com and in short order it has become my 3 year old son's favorite bed-time book. Brady, a tractor fanatic, has the pages worn on this one already. ... Read more


5. Wheels! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)
by ANNIE COBB
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Asin: 0679864458
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Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Sales Rank: 82508
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Train wheels.Plane wheels.Gear wheels.Rear wheels.What if there were

NO wheels?How would people go?




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4-0 out of 5 stars A reading teacher
This book is perfect for the child who is learning their letters and wants to READ. The word WHEELS is on every page. After reading this book a few times, your child will be able to pick the word WHEELS out. Great fun! Great confidence builder! Great sing-song wording!

4-0 out of 5 stars A lively fast paced fun read for short attention spans
I checked this book out at the library and my two year old has me read it to him at least 5 times in a row before he will let me stop. This is the first book he has shown an interest in other than ripping the pages on Green Eggs and Ham. The illustrations are bright and colorful, showing things that little ones are interested in, with only short phrases that make the pace fast and keep those pages turning. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a child fascinated with moving vehicles. ... Read more


6. Construction Zone
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Asin: 0688122841
Catlog: Book (1997-04-15)
Publisher: Greenwillow
Sales Rank: 358941
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Crisp, clear, full-color photographs show all the fascinating machines and earthmovers found at a construction site. Even the very youngest readers will want to put on hard hats!

"The roaring power of 13 construction machines is captured in clear, brilliantly colored photographs." -- Booklist ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Construction Zone Obsession
Construction Zone is the first "truck book" that I purchased for my son. I bought it for him when he was about 15 months. It is by far his favorite book. I need to purchase another one because the pages have been taped so many times. The only problem that I would have with the book is the quality of paper. It's not really sturdy for the age group that reads it. But I also should consider the HEAVY use that our copy receives. The photographs in it are perfect and it names each piece of equipment. It's a very basic book that shows all the basic construction equipment along with a garbage truck. I think it is a fine purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Actual photographs of the construction stuff your kids love
My son loves trucks (he's 15 mos. old) and he loves this book. It is his favorite. Definitely buy it for your little truck lover too (whenever my son sees a bulldozer, he now says "bull" after reading this book over and over!). ... Read more


7. Bam Bam Bam
by Eve Merriam, Dan Yaccarino
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Asin: 080505796X
Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Sales Rank: 993347
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended for the busy toddler or young child!
When I worked for a day care center, this was one of my favorites to read to the toddlers. It was one of the children's favorites as well. They loved to repeat the rhythmic lines (and Bam! Bam! Bam! is easy for even a beginning talker to repeat). This book does a lot to engage young children visually as well with its bold and bright pictures, containing some of the most interesting illustrations in children's books. If you can find it, I also recommend the audio cassette for this book. Children will naturally follow the beats and rhythm of the song - like narration. ... Read more


8. Building Machines and What They Do
by Derek Radford
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Asin: 1564023648
Catlog: Book (1994-06-01)
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Sales Rank: 90236
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of my toddler's favorite construction books
Great pictures, simple text. We've taken this book out of the library so often, the library thinks we own it. Well...now we will! ... Read more


9. Construction (First Discovery Book X)
by Philippe Biard, Claude Delafosse, Gallimard Jeunesse, Gallimard Jeunesse
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Asin: 0590937839
Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
Publisher: Scholastic
Sales Rank: 288948
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful children's book
Construction is one of the many First Discovery books that all feature beautiful drawings, both on normal paper and on transparencies that cleverly fit on both opposing pages. Although recommended for ages 4-8, you can actually read it to children younger than that. As soon as they have learned not to tear the pages, they can browse through it themselves. The book depicts various aspects of construction, such as demolition, foundation laying, concrete mixing, cranes, tunnel building, road construction, etc. The pictures are accompanied by just the right amount of text, so that children can learn the names of the described items. Although not 100% toddler-proof, the book is quite sturdy and should survive a significant amount of abuse. Highly recommended. ... Read more


10. Road Builders (Picture Puffins)
by B. G. Hennessy, Simms Taback
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Asin: 0140542760
Catlog: Book (1996-09-01)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Sales Rank: 137770
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My boy loves this book!
If your little one is interested in construction machines, this book is a must. It is great. My boy memorized the words to this book when he was three and it helped him learn to read. The pictures are wonderful-- colorful and cartoonish yet very detailed as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great step by step description
This is an excellent book. Starts with an overview and pictures of all the trucks needed to build a road and then proceeds with step-by-step with a picture of each truck doing its work. My son (who is 2 and 1/2) and I really enjoy this book. Our other truck books tend to show the whole process of building a road on one page and that is too overwhelming. This book does it just right!

5-0 out of 5 stars Familiar Surroundings
My little boy has always been interested in machines and equipment as his daddy runs a blacktop plant. Imagine our surprise as we read through this wonderful construction book and learned that Simms Taback is our neighbor! All of the places listed in the book on road signs, equipment, and on the map are from our area. We were so intrigued by all of the familiar sites that we pointed it out to our local librarian who informed us that although she was not aware of the sites in the book, YES, Simms Taback lives in our town. ....It makes us wonder about the loader operator named Joe, who has the same name as daddy, who runs the loader at our asphalt plant! GREAT BOOK!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book and a joy to read (over and over and over)!
I have twin 2.5 year-old boys and they love this book. Because of this book, when we are out driving around, they will tell me when they see a backhoe, a paver, or any other machinery they recognize. We read this book 3-4 times a day and it is new and exciting each time!

5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect "all-boy" book for boys of all ages!
This is "The Favorite" book in our house! We first started reading this to our son when he was 2. Now he is 5 and still loves it. Our second son is now 2 and it is his favorite! The illustrations are the best around and the story is easy for kids to understand. We have learned about the different kinds of construction vehicles and what they do. The boys are able to name the different kids of trucks when they see them on the road. I have bought this books for many of my friends who have recently had baby boys so they can enjoy it to! ... Read more


11. Tractor Trouble: A Pop-Up Book
by Steve Augarde
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Asin: 0525675612
Catlog: Book (1997-09-01)
Publisher: Dutton Books
Sales Rank: 299195
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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For all children who are fascinated with tractors and the workings of big machines, here's a humorous pop-up book about a tractor that breaks down and gets fixed. When the wheel on Ted's tractor goes WIBBLE, WOBBLE, WIBBLE, WOBBLE, he takes it to the repair shop. There Fergus and the reader study the Tractor Repair Manual and use the Big Thumper to get the wheel off and straighten it out. When the tractor is working again, Ted drives it through the tractor wash and children will love pulling the tab and watching the tractor get a good scrubbing.There's a lot for young readers to do on every page, with many ingenious pull-tabs and pop-ups. Bright, appealing art and sturdy construction for even the littlest tractor drivers make this a great gift for kids who love big vehicles.Steve Augarde is the illustrator of Tractor Factory. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fun activity book for kids in love with tractors.
For kids in love with tractors or heavy equipment, this is a fun activity book requiring some but not a lot of help from parents. Colorful, smart illustrations and details about a tractor in trouble, the reader is taken through interactive steps in how to help the tractor's operator, even in operating the necessary machinery and a working carwash! The book is an endearing one (even for parents who know nothing about tractors and didn't think they would ever want to know much about them). It's only downfall is the same thing that is wonderful about it -- there is so much to do, that these activities are quickly overdone, resulting in the need for a good thick roll of tape and some creative mending on the parents' part. It is worth the effort, however! I'd definitely buy it again; he loves it! ... Read more


12. Dig, Dig, Dig It!
by IAIN SMYTH
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Asin: 0517709554
Catlog: Book (1997-07-08)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Sales Rank: 1158156
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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When a water pipe bursts it is up to the workers and their backhoe to save the day! Little fingers can pull the tabs, lift the flaps, and turn the dials to flash the backhoe's light, swivel the driver's seat, raise the backhoe, drill through the concrete, dig with the rear bucket, and push the dirt back into the hole. Simple brightly colored illustrations and fun mechanics are a winning combination in this charming interactive novelty book. Full color. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great interactive book for toddlers!
Though my son was only 2-1/2 when I bought him this book, he has had a great time reading it with Mom and making the tractors "do the work." If your youngster likes big trucks and tractors, this book is a must! ... Read more


13. The Big Red Bus
by Judy Hindley, William Benedict
list price: $14.95
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Asin: 1564026396
Catlog: Book (1995-09-01)
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Sales Rank: 897859
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
My son loves this book, all the different kinds of cars and trucks are fun to look at, and the rythm of the story is great for reading aloud. I hope the paperback edition maintains the foldout "centerfold" of the original.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reprint this FAST!
This can't be out of stock! As a children's librarian, I found this to be a wonderful book. Lots of repetition and vehicles, with big clear pictures. What more could you want? Even parents get into the spirit of the book, yelling 'Stop,' and 'Help' in the appropriate places. Hope that this is not a prelude to out-of-print

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!!
I work as a Toddler teacher in a daycare with children whose age range from 14mos to 2yrs and this is thier favorite book. I was so glad to see that it was here because I have looked everywhere for since our copy was recently ripped by one of the childern. I can not tell you just how much the children love this book. If I could give more stars I would.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fufilled my sons' need to see lots of vehicles in one book
My twin 21 month old sons are fixated on transportation vehicles, but especially buses. This book was renewed from the library as many times as was allowed and they still wanted to hear it every day, 10 times a day! They loved to have a story about a bus that was different from the ever popular "Wheels on the Bus". I enjoyed the text and the fact that it was easy to add my own special touches such as sound effects while reading it. ... Read more


14. Look Inside Bulldozer Cross-Sections
by Moira Butterfield, Chris Lyon
list price: $5.95
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Asin: 078940012X
Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
Publisher: Dk Pub (P) (a)
Sales Rank: 457811
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Why are mining shovels so huge?How do you steer an excavator? Which earthmover has gigantic tires?Find the answers to these andother intriguing questions in Look Inside Cross-Sections Bulldozers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not Just Bulldozers
My three-year-old son is fascinated by earth moving equipment. He wants to know EVERYTHING about how they work and what they do. This book does not disappoint. It's heavily detailed, and extremely informative about all sorts of equipment (not just bulldozers). I found that taking a cross-section out of a ship we built from legos helped him understand what was happening in the pictures better. The text can be a bit boring, and by around the hundredth reading it can get irritating. But reading different sections of the book keeps it fresh, and the amazing amount of genuinely interesting information packed into this little book (and subsequently into my son's little head) makes it all worthwhile. The glossary in the back makes all the concepts involved really understandable, even to me, my son's non-technical mom. If your child is into diggers and dumpers, this book is a must. ... Read more


15. Cranes Dump Trucks Bulldozers and Other Building Machines (How Things Work)
by Terry Jennings
list price: $8.95
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Asin: 1856978656
Catlog: Book (1993-04-01)
Publisher: Kingfisher
Sales Rank: 482848
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Here's a lively look at large building machines. It discusses how roads are made, shows how levers and pulleys help us move heavy loads, explains what a cement mixer has to do with Archimedes, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great book for a construction enthusiast
We bought this book for our 3 year old son. He has a large collection of books with pictures of construction equipment. This book has wonderful descriptions and additional information.
It was a huge hit at our house. ... Read more


16. Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels
by Bobbi Katz
list price: $10.95
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Asin: 059069328X
Catlog: Book (1997-04-01)
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Sales Rank: 591621
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars My two-and-a-half-year old loves this book!
My son, who is the real reviewer of this book, loves this book that he can recite almost all of them; of course, it helps that he loves trucks! The poems are fun and he loves to pretend he is a truck, too, with the help of this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful book of poems about vehicles
This amusing book of poems is a delight to both parent and child. There are high-quality photos of various kinds of modern trucks, each with an accompanying rhyme. The poems are rythmic, humorous, and memorable...in fact, my 2 year-old bursts ito a recital whenever he sees a similar truck on the road! ... Read more


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