Construction-obsessed tots will find themselves reflected in these pages.
Almost every page features a different vehicle, such as a bulldozer, an excavator, a front loader, and a dump truck, operated by a driver with a large, round die-cut hole for a head. Through the holes, little ones can see themselves in the Mylar mirrors embedded in the inside front cover and the antepenultimate page. The members of the construction crew wear orange or green work gloves, so youngsters of all skin tones can try the cosplay. One sentence of simple, friendly text in large, black letters appears on each page, while sound effects and action words (“Sweep!” and “Beep! Beep!”) float in a jauntier display type in one of the top corners. The art employs graphically simple, accessible images in friendly colors. The construction-site–specific nature of this effort combines with the plethora of vehicles to be found there to help remedy some of the flaws of Zoom Along (2018).
While nothing new, the oversized mirror makes this offering appealing. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)