Building a Love for Reading
- What: Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney
- When: 18 months to 5 years
- Why: Great message, fun read, sweet illustrations
- Where: Amazon
The creator of the fabulous Llama Llama rhyming books has published another great addition to her works. Little Excavator features the antics of a small digger on a construction site, trying to do all the jobs and tasks with the bigger machines. Each effort results in minor set backs, until the end, when a job just the right size for the littlest machine finishes the project.
Kids who love vehicles and construction will delight in this simple story with an uplifting message. The cartoon illustrations highlight the emotions of each machine with easy brushstrokes. Parents will enjoy the rhyming sentences and pitch perfect sound effects when they share the reading fun.
We splurged on this title in store when my youngest son spotted it and couldn’t put it down. We hadn’t even read it before he couldn’t live without it, and now that we own it, his love continues to grow.