When Digger, a backhoe construction machine, is dropped off in a vacant lot, a little boy could not be more excited. He watches as Digger and the construction workers work hard and slowly transform the empty lot into a wonderful new community center. Now the boy and his friends can make music, dance, and plant flowers. And what better way to thank Digger than by painting a picture of him on the wall of the new community center!
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Melanie Hope Greenberg is self-taught, and is the award-winning creator of sixteen books for children. Many of her books feature the unique aspects of urban life. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1–This sunny picture book takes readers through the entire construction process, from vacant lot to community center. Beginning with the early-morning arrival of a backhoe, an enthusiastic young boy describes the various trucks that come to the site and the activities of the workers. When the building is complete, he and his neighbors enjoy all that their new community center has to offer, and even paint a picture of the digger on the wall. Simply told, and with large, clear illustrations, this offering will be fun for storytime or for one-on-one sharing. The text is peppered with sound effects ("Grr-clank!" and "Rumble and rattle"), and the last page has labeled drawings of the vehicles. A great choice for libraries that cannot keep enough construction books on the shelf.– Laurel L. Iakovakis, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Melanie Hope Greenberg (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0142408239
Book Description Puffin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0142408239
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