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Digger Man Hardcover – September 1, 2003

4.7 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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PreSchool-Grade 2-A nameless boy in hard hat and overalls shows just how he will use his huge yellow digger to do all his necessary work, scooping, pushing, and digging. His baby sibling, he tells readers, is too little to participate in all of these tasks, but "As soon as my brother gets bigger, I will teach him." Full spreads show the boy driving, with baby in the backseat; digging a big hole for a pond; and building a playground. Details are perfect, down to the brothers' special bond at the end of the day, where readers see yellow caution tape and orange cones near the bathtub. Another lively, sure-to-please winner from the creators of Trashy Town (HarperCollins, 1999).
Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA
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PreS-K. Celebrating children's--especially boys'--seemingly universal fascination with huge earthmovers, this indulges one boy's fantasies. As the child-narrator elaborately excavates the sand with his toy digger, he pictures himself driving a huge digger while his little brother sleeps. He does good work. He moves metal, scoops rocks, and splashes mud; he also thinks about digging a pond, fashioning a hill, and creating a park where he and his brother can play. Until little brother grows older, however, big brother is content to convey his imaginative enthusiasm to his sibling as they splash in the tub and read together in bed. The joyful acrylic illustrations and the sparse, confident text will delight other digger-wannabes. Ellen Mandel
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1 edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805066284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805066289
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mindy VINE VOICE on July 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this is a problem but I have to say something. My son, who is 2.5 years old, LOVES construction vehicles. He knows them by name and recognizes them by sight. When we pass construction sites he can identify the machines because he's into books and videos about that stuff. So you can imagine the disappointment when I say, "We're going to read Digger Man!" and he says, "That's not a digger!"

Which he's right, it's not. It's a loader.

In all the books we've looked at, excavators are called "diggers" because, well, they dig. Loaders take the dirt the diggers make and load them into dump trucks.

So here's this whole book centered upon "diggers" when all the illustrations feature loaders. The text is even wrong as one part the boy says "I will push the dirt and make a big hill" which a digger can't do. I think the author should have used a backhoe as the subject because backhoes can dig AND load. But she didn't.

Yes, this book is meant for pre-schoolers but give them a break, they're more intelligent than that. Do your homework, don't be lazy.
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This is a great book for toddler boys. The illustrations are colorful and fun, and the boy's fascination with diggers certainly rings true. There's also a touching angle about the boy sharing with and teaching his baby brother - a cute little story w/ a nice message.For those who like this I also recommend Dig, Dig, Digging and Emergency! - two great books featuring fun rhymes, terrific illustrations and lots of machines and cool vehicles that little boys love.
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We got this book at the library and my 3 year old boy loved it nearly to pieces. I am looking into getting one he can keep, or maybe giving the library the new one and having him keep the torn and taped one! He has it memorized and "reads" it over and over to himself and his little sister. This book not only fascinates the little "digger men" that like to read it, but also teaches values such as hard work, good maintenance,productivity, and taking care of little brother. Your own little "digger man" will be sure to love it.
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Great art, terrible writing. This book has some great pictures, but the "sentences" written on each page make no sense, and the story is impossible to follow. I just make up a story as I go through it with my toddler.
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Digger Man tells the story of a small boy who dreams of operating real earth moving heavy equipment while he plays with his toys in his yard. It is a delightful story told by the boy. He also has a younger brother, who is too young now to join him in operating heavy construction equipment but one day will be big enough to help. Our two year old loves this book and likes it read to him daily. He loves to point at the pictures of the father, mother, and younger brother as it describes his own family very well. The pictures are bright and colorful and have nice detail. This book has only a few words per page but the details in the illustrations are fun for our son to point out and describe. This is an excellent book for the two to five age group, and the story is really timeless, as even big children dream of working heavy equipment. We think this is one of the must have books for little children who play with construction toys at home.
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By A Customer on April 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My almost two-year old son loves this book!!! It is short, easy to read and has great pictures. He has the book memorized and sometimes we just look at the pictures and discuss them. He has always loved construction equipment and big trucks and this is right on his level. The boy in the book has a little brother and it would probably be a good book for someone expecting a second child.
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I got this for my 4 year old son who is in love with diggers, and construction vehicles of any kind (well vehicles of any kind especially trucks, monster trucks,and construction). While the pictures are great and he loved them (he also got very excited to see another little boy in the book and was imagining himself as the main character) the story was not really engaging him. He actually prefers to tell me what is happening in the pictures and makes up his own story. So I loved the pictures and the book is OK.
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I bought this for my 19 month old son, who is currently obsessed with backhoes. It's a great book for him, and he loves me to read it over and over again. Part of the storyline is about how he helps teach his little brother about his backhoe because he is so little. We are about to have another son, so our oldest thinks that is fun too. Great book.
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