KCLS Recommends: Children's - Preschool: Things That Go
Annotation:With their eyes set on a grand prize of the biggest piece of cheese they've ever seen, the Five Nice Mice set out to work on building an unbeatable racecar.
Annotation:Digger Dog loves to dig up bones, the bigger the better. But for the biggest bone in the world, what will Digger Dog need? The biggest digger in the world, of course!
Annotation:When an ice-cream truck breaks down in the middle of his street and blocks a growing number of other busy vehicles, a little boy remembers the important functions that each subsequent truck performs and devises a helpful solution.
Annotation:This spirited text describes different kinds of airplanes, from jets and cargo planes to: "Mail planes. / Weather planes. / Bringing-us-together planes."
Annotation:After preparing the boiler and putting the luggage away, the super-sized dinosaurs are ready for their exciting train ride until unexpected twists and turns and a set of bad brakes make it even more memorable than any of them could have expected!
Annotation:A high-energy storybook for young truck enthusiasts that features such examples as whirring cranes that tear down buildings and giant wrecking balls that crack and crunch walls.
Annotation:Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day.
Annotation:A picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!
Annotation:Construction crew monsters arrive on the scene with tractors, cranes, and grader machines, and after a gruesome site is created as their routine, they straighten it up and leave everything clean.
Annotation:A little train goes for a ride, taking all his stuffed animal passengers exactly where they want to go, in an endearing picture book that is perfect for young train, toy and adventure lovers everywhere.
Annotation:When a dump truck "haulin' a great big load" gets stuck in the mud, progressively larger vehicles try to pull it out, in a lyrical read-aloud where young truck drivers are introduced to the ins and outs of hauling, beeping, and repairing.
Annotation:Getting dirty and being loud are what is expected of Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan as they set out to do the jobs they were meant to do and have some fun along the way in Trucktown.
Annotation:Describes how various earth moving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.
Annotation:Trains hiss, clatter, clang, and bang along the tracks as they crisscross the land to their various destinations in a vibrantly illustrated tale by the creators of A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa.
Annotation: Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work.
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From bikes to airplanes, and tractors to construction equipment, these picture books offer plenty of action, with text and illustrations just right for ages 2-6.