In Tinyville Town, everyone’s got a job to do!
Bakers bake. Bus drivers drive. Garbage collectors collect the garbage. But one day the garbage goes uncollected, the bakery doesn’t open on time, and the bus is late. Mayor Murphy (a black man whose job it is to solve problems) must find out what’s wrong. The problem is no one can get into Tinyville Town because there’s a traffic jam on the bridge that crosses the river. Tinyville Town needs a bigger bridge! With the help of the engineer and the city planner, Mayor Murphy plans a beautiful new bridge. Excavators dig, crane operators move huge blocks, and iron workers install arches. When the bridge is done, the whole town parades across; Hooray! Author and illustrator Biggs offers this companion to his career-centered Tinyville Town board-book series. The diverse (by the shades of their skin) people of Tinyville Town fill jobs with a healthy disregard for strict adherence to gender roles in this big, bright, and friendly construction tale. Simple text takes readers from the discovery of an issue to the creation of the solution with the help of Biggs’ signature ink-and-pencil illustrations colored in Photoshop.
A crowd pleaser just about everywhere, no matter the size of the city, village, or town. (Picture book. 3-7)