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Gets to Work! (A Tinyville Town Book) Hardcover – September 6, 2016
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PreS-Gr 1—Tinyville Town is a happy place where everybody has a job to do and does it well. From the baker to the bus driver, people take pride in their work, and the town runs smoothly. When a traffic jam stops the orderly flow of their day, the townspeople realize that they need a new bridge. The mayor agrees and declares that this new bridge will be bigger, stronger, and more beautiful than the first. Using broad and colorful cartoon art, the story chronicles what it takes to complete such a project. Charming spreads of construction workers and vehicles fill the book with just enough detail to be interesting while not getting overcrowded. The endpapers display a bird's-eye view of the town and pictures of all the workers for readers to have fun finding. This is the first book about Tinyville Town by the creator of the popular "Everything Goes" series, and children who enjoyed the earlier titles will gravitate to this one. VERDICT With a setting reminiscent of Richard Scarry's Busytown, this offering will be a hit with future city planners and engineers and all children who like to know how things work. Recommended for purchase.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, MI
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In this installment, the mayor discovers a problem with the bridge and meets with many people to build a new one. This book introduces children to a variety of occupations some of which may be new to them such as a city planner and an engineer. The book is a terrific example of collaboration and culminates with a town-wide parade celebrating the new bridge. This new series of board books and picture books are accessible, enjoyable, and provide a shining example of teamwork and what a positive community can look like.
My two-year-old daughter loves the board books:
I'm a Veterinarian (A Tinyville Town Book)
I'm a Firefighter (A Tinyville Town Book)
I'm a Librarian (A Tinyville Town Book)
Tinyville Town Gets to Work! is an illustrated hardcover book, measuring approximately 9.5" x 10.5". The book begins with a letter from the author/illustrator, Brian Biggs. In this letter, he talks about all the places he has lived and how they are each a bit different. He did notice that the one thing they had in common was the people. Wherever you go, you will find different people performing different jobs and all working together to make the community thrive. These different communities were the inspiration for Tinyville Town. The book explains that everyone in Tinyville Town has a job and that for the most part everyone has a daily routine. One day that routine is backed up, which causes trash to not be picked up, the donut shop to not be open, and the bus to be behind schedule. It is decided that a wider bridge must be built to accommodate the growing town. The different professions involved and actual construction of the bridge is the main focus of this book.
Following this hardcover book, two board books were released. They are called Tinyville Town: I'm a Firefighter and Tinyville Town: I'm a Veterinarian. Each book is 22 pages in length and focuses on that specific profession. In the firefighter book, we learn that firefighters sleep at the station when they are on duty. That night there is a fire at the bakery. At the fire, each fireman has a job, which include functions like hoses, ladder, hydrant, etc. Back at the fire station, each fireman has a job there too, including cooking and cleaning. In the veterinarian book, we learn that the town vet has a lot of animals, so she spends her whole day with animals. The firefighter we met in the other book brings his dalmatian to the vet, because the dog isn't feeling well. It turns out the dog ate a sock, something my son finds hilarious. I really like these books, because they not only teach your children what different people do, but they show that everyone has a purpose. They also give realistic career ideas, not just astronauts or professional athletes. I can't wait to see how many of these books come out, and I look forward to the release of Tinyville Town: I'm a Librarian next March.
I found this to be an entertaining story that teaches children that every person in Tinyville Town, and their town too, is important and when they all work together they can accomplish great things. The artwork is brilliantly detailed and children will enjoy taking everything in as they explore Tinyville Town.
I highly recommend picking up a copy as well as checking out the rest of the books in the series.