I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
A perfect book for toddlers who love trucks, this book invitingly combines imaginative play and real trucks. The little boy plays pretending to be a backhoe, a bulldozer, a roller, a flatbed truck, and more. As he plays, he describes what he is doing and then the reader gets to guess what kind of truck he is pretending to be. Printed on thick paper with bright, clear illustrations, this book is a welcome addition to even the most crowded of truck shelves.
Written in simple rhymes that have a gentle rhythm, children will enjoy guessing what truck the boy is pretending to be. The digital art is simple and welcoming as well, especially for the youngest children who will quickly be able to “read” this book to themselves. Done in rich and deep colors, the illustrations will work well with a group, thanks to the clarity of the illustrations.
Ideal for toddler story time or for sharing one-on-one, this book is sure to find an audience in your library. Appropriate for ages 2-4.
Reviewed from library copy.