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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Review: Dig, Dump, Roll

Dig, Dump, Roll is a new book from the team that brought us Roadworks, Demolition and Construction.

Like its predecessors, Dig, Dump, Roll explores the world of big vehicles. It's part story and part guessing game.

Simple, yet realistic and colourful pictures of diggers, rollers, concrete mixers, bulldozers and dump trucks will provide plenty of excitement for young children who love the subject.

The accompanying text is also simple and in large font, making it super easy for children who are learning to read.

Try to guess what vehicle is making specific noises which are written onomatopoeically. Sounds like 'slam-a-tippa, wham-a-slippa' which comes with a clue ('it will dump out earth for you') before you turn the page for the answer.

Each time a new vehicle is introduced the same question is asked: 'What's at work? Here's a clue' and when the page is turned and the vehicle revealed, the words 'Coming through!' are repeated. It's a great opportunity for kids to join in.

Five different vehicles are included and the same approach is then taken to introduce the builders and children playing at the school the builders and their vehicles have constructed.

There's also a special visual guide to machine parts at the back of the book, with labelled pictures highlighting key parts of the vehicles.

Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock have developed a brilliant formula for books of this type, creating a fun and educational series. Grab one for your family's construction worker!

Title: Dig, Dump, Roll
Author: Sally Sutton
Illustrator: Brian Lovelock
Publisher: Walker Books, $ 24.99
Publication Date: March 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760650056
For ages: 2-6 year olds
Type: Picture books

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