Little boys are known for their fascination with those grumbling, rumbling machines that dig up roads, crush concrete, and stretch way into the sky, but little girls like them, too! This program program on big work machines is especially fun for everyone.
I'm Dirty!, by Kate & Jim McMullan. A smart, funny book from the perspective of a very dirty backhoe loader, with bold, cartoonish illustrations and plenty of sound effects. It's basically perfect.
Dig!, by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha; illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. Mr. Rally and his dog Lightning have five digging jobs today -- count them!
Hush, Little Digger, by Ellen Olson-Brown; illustrations by Lee White. A new take on the familiar song, full of every work machine imaginable and very clever rhymes to accommodate names such as "bulldozer" and "auger drill."
We also do our "Little Red House" flannelboard.
"Once upon a time, there was a little red house. And inside the little red house was a little green house..." Kids name each successive color and are amazed as the houses get smaller and smaller, until the tiny smiling face inside the white house is revealed.