Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! by Joan Holub, David Gordon (Illustrated by)

About the Book

A construction site crew is busy at work in this rhyming Step 1 story. As the work continues readers are in for a surprise-the "crew" is actually a group of young friends engaged in a fun day of dramatic play. Two sheets of vehicle-themed stickers are included. It's a natural for young readers who love to build and are fans of vehicles that dig, scoop, and sometimes go ka-boom!

Series Overview: From its inception, Step into Reading has set the standard. Random House was the first trade publisher to implement a leveling system that recognized the different developmental stages of beginning readers; offer a learning-to-read series as original paperbacks; and publish a mix of original and licensed titles. Step into Reading continues to be the industry leader with exciting fiction and nonfiction, favorite licenses and characters, and innovative line extensions such as Comic Readers, Math Readers, Phonics Readers, Sticker Books, and Write-In Readers. Step into Reading is a complete literacy program with something to offer every child. Remember, a lifetime love of learning starts with a single step! 

My Review:

Really adorable book for kids who enjoy construction or trucks in general. The words are in large enough print that kids can read them easily. The pictures are bright and colorful with great short descriptions. The rhyming text story follows along easy and engages my son nicely. There is a nice theme mixed in that you have a  better time playing together if you share and get along than fight over things, which was a great lesson. I would recommend this book to anyone with young kids.

About the Author

JOAN HOLUB has written and/or illustrated over 70 books for children, including the popular Step into Reading title Shampoodle.

DAVID GORDON has has written and illustrated many children's books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is also a contributing illustrators to Jon Scieszka's New York Times bestselling series, Trucktown. David has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar.

Disclaimer: I received this book curtsey of Edelweiss by Random House, in exchange for my honest review and opinion.The opinions expressed here are my own.

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