TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
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TIP TIP DIG DIG

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. The expanse of brown ground is a mess; “What can we do with it?” Out comes a series of trucks to do the job: digger, mixer, crane, dump truck, bulldozer, road roller. Each gets a two-page spread, with its job told in giant letters, in triplicate—“LIFT, LIFT, LIFT,” for example. Garcia depicts these vehicles in a spectrum of bold colors, and each appears to be a mixed-media collage, the pieces so thickly painted as to look three-dimensional. All this work on the grim brown landscape turns it into a beautiful playground, with flowers, a tire swing, a sandbox and so forth. With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia’s bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-905417-58-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Sterling
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2007




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