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Dig, Dump, Roll

By Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Guess what kind of truck is at work in this interactive book by the bestselling creators of Roadworks. Now in board book!

Crash-a-rumble, smash-a-grumble. What’s at work? Here’s a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Bulldozer! Coming through! This follow-up to Roadworks will delight tiny truck enthusiasts. It's an engaging, interactive text that asks readers to guess what kind of vehicle is at work. Visual clues alongside the text help ensure that our readers are challenged but can still be successful with their guesses. In the end, the vehicles work together to build a surprise.

  • This is an expansion on our already-successful Roadworks brand, but it will also delight toddlers who love vehicles and haven't been introduced to Roadworks yet.
  • The interactive format and rhyming text make this a strong read-aloud that is just as effective when read one-on-one as it is when read in front of a classroom.
  • Bright colours, bold text and a graphic design make this an eye-catching package that truck-lovers and their big people will not be able to miss.

About the author

Sally Sutton is the award-winning and bestselling author of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In 2009, Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and in 2015 Construction was a finalist. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. She has a keen interest in European languages and has an M.A. (Hons) in German. Her latest picture books with Walker are When We Go Camping (illustrated by Cat Chapman) and Ambulance, Ambulance! (illustrated by Brian Lovelock).

About the illustrator

Brian Lovelock is a scientist and illustrator working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His previous titles with Walker Books Australia include Your Mother Didn’t Do That! and Roadworks, Demolition and Construction. In 2009, Roadworks won the Picture Book category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition. In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee (written by Raymond Huber) won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. In 2015, Construction was a finalist at the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. Brian has teamed up with Raymond Huber again for their latest picture book with Walker, Gecko.

ISBN: 9781760650957
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 178 x 185mm, 28pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/10/18 at 01:52:20
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