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Title:
Digger man
Author:
Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : H. Holt, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A young boy imagines how he will use his digger to make a park where he and his little brother can play.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 73448.
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002010856.html
ISBN:
9780805066289
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A picture book for the very young that celebrates a child's excitement for construction vehicles

"Honk the horn!
Flash the lights!
Scoop the rocks!
Push the mud!"

A little boy imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.

Children are fascinated with bulldozers, backhoes, payloaders-diggers of all shapes and sizes. In this playful picture book, simple alliterative language and bold, colorful images capture a child's love of building and creating.


Author Notes

Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha are married and have created several children's books together, including Fire Engine Man and Trashy Town , an ALA Notable Book. Zimmerman was born in Ohio and grew up in New York, Utah and California. When she was young, she loved exploring nature, reading comic books, and riding her horse. She studied fine arts for children in college, then later went back to school at UCLA and became a dentist. Clemesha grew up in England and moved to the United States when he was 16. He always loved playing tennis, drawing and reading. He studied English in college and became an elementary school teacher. Zimmerman and Clemesha live in San Diego, California, with their three sons.


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Booklist Review

PreS-K. Celebrating children's--especially boys'--seemingly universal fascination with huge earthmovers, this indulges one boy's fantasies. As the child-narrator elaborately excavates the sand with his toy digger, he pictures himself driving a huge digger while his little brother sleeps. He does good work. He moves metal, scoops rocks, and splashes mud; he also thinks about digging a pond, fashioning a hill, and creating a park where he and his brother can play. Until little brother grows older, however, big brother is content to convey his imaginative enthusiasm to his sibling as they splash in the tub and read together in bed. The joyful acrylic illustrations and the sparse, confident text will delight other digger-wannabes. --Ellen Mandel Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

A boy dreams of owning his own digger and using it to build a playground where he and his little brother can play. Zimmerman and Clemesha's illustrations are characteristically full of "bold shapes in bright colors," and the narrator's efforts at connecting with his little sibling give this book "a distinctive note," wrote PW. Ages 2-5. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A nameless boy in hard hat and overalls shows just how he will use his huge yellow digger to do all his necessary work, scooping, pushing, and digging. His baby sibling, he tells readers, is too little to participate in all of these tasks, but "As soon as my brother gets bigger, I will teach him." Full spreads show the boy driving, with baby in the backseat; digging a big hole for a pond; and building a playground. Details are perfect, down to the brothers' special bond at the end of the day, where readers see yellow caution tape and orange cones near the bathtub. Another lively, sure-to-please winner from the creators of Trashy Town (HarperCollins, 1999).-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.