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Aug 04 2014

First book of diggers and dumpers by Isabel Thomas

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Bloomsbury Transport Collection, A&CBlack, 2014. ISBN 9781408194584.
Recommended for readers from 5-7 years. Subjects: Heavy machinery, Transport.
The Bloomsbury Transport Collection includes four non-fiction books for children who are interested in emergency vehicles, bikes and motorbikes, ships and boats and in heavy machinery - diggers and dumpers.
Each page or two page spread is centred around a technical illustration of one type of machine with clearly labelled machine parts, a simple introduction and easy to read information in text boxes. Thirty different machines from excavators, augers, dumpers, backhoe loaders to refuse compactors are covered in this book.
A safety precaution on the Index page reminds the reader to have an adult accompany them to look at the machines and not venture onto a building site alone. At the back there is a Spotter's Guide include for the enthusiast to record sightings of all this machinery. This is a great addition to the library or personal collection of an equipment and transport fan.
Rhyllis Bignell

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