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Dump trucks, cement mixers, bulldozers and cranes gather together to start work. What are they making? “Here’s the site and the crew. They have a mighty job to do!” Dozer uses a blade to push, shove and move sand. Loader lifts heavy rocks and loads them into dump truck. Mixer spins, chugs and pumps cement all day. These vehicles know how to work as a team!

Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom!, by Joan Holub, will delight the truck fans in all young children. Beginning readers will especially enjoy the surprise twist – the construction “crew” is actually five friends playing together in a sandbox! A change of perspective lets readers see that what first appears to be hugs trucks are really small toys! Artist David Gordon uses bold, bright colors to portray the vehicles of the sandbox construction site in his painted illustrations. Holub’s rhyming text emphasizes the sounds each truck makes. Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! is a Step Into Reading “Step 1” book geared towards preschool-kindergarten aged students practicing with big type, easy words and picture clues. Step 1 readers are eager to begin their journey toward becoming an independent reader! As a bonus feature, two sheets of vehicle-themed stickers using Gordon’s illustrations are included for young readers to enjoy.

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