FICTION

Bulldozer Helps Out

illus. by Eric Rohmann. 40p. ebook available. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks. May 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481458948. POP
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PreS-Gr 1—The cute yellow construction vehicle from Bulldozer's Big Day is back on the job. He's easy to relate to, like the smallest child on the playground who's not allowed to join the game. The other members of his group—Cement Mixer, Crane, Digger, Dump Truck, Roller, Scraper, and Grader—call the shots. On this busy day at the site, Bulldozer is the only one who doesn't have a task. When he asks to help, he's sent to clear a small grassy area strewn with metal and bricks. There, he comes face-to-face with a project that even the toughest truck would quail at. This is a wonderful second "Bulldozer" collaboration from Fleming and Rohmann.
VERDICT With dramatic and captivating block print illustrations, a well-told and engaging story, and an all-star cast of vehicular characters, this is a must-have for preschoolers starting a love affair with things with wheels.

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