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Bulldozer's Big Day
by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann


Overview - Big trucks and a birthday surprise make this construction site treat an irresistible read-aloud, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist

It's Bulldozer's big day--his birthday But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Big trucks and a birthday surprise make this construction site treat an irresistible read-aloud, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist

It's Bulldozer's big day--his birthday But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember. Bulldozer wheels around asking his truck friends if they know what day it is, but they each only say it's a work day. They go on scooping, sifting, stirring, filling, and lifting, and little Bulldozer grows more and more glum. But when the whistle blows at the end of the busy day, Bulldozer discovers a construction site surprise, especially for him

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481400978
  • ISBN-10: 1481400975
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Bulldozer Books

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Birthdays
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Adolescence
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Transportation - Cars & Trucks

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

The team behind Oh, No! (2012) imagines a construction-site birthday celebration that ends with a multi-story surprise. Wide-eyed Bulldozer bumps and bounces over the site, eager for the bigger, older machines to share in his birthday excitement. “Guess what today is!” Bulldozer asks Digger. But to them, it’s just another day: “Today is a scooping day,” Digger replies. “And a sifting day,” adds Dump Truck. “Sifting... sifting... sifting.” Using relief printing, Rohmann surrounds bright, gauzy fields of color with warm black lines, giving each truck faithful detailing and winning expressiveness. With each disappointing interaction, Bulldozer’s blade droops ever lower, but at the end of the day whistles blow (“Feeef!” “Toot!”), and Crane lifts an enormous birthday cake from the construction site pit, complete with glowing candles. Now readers can go back over the pages and see how Bulldozer’s birthday surprise was made (Digger was moving sprinkles, and Crane was lifting candles). The power of giant construction equipment makes a fine vehicle (ahem) to convey the outsize excitement of a special day. Ages 4–7. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. (May)

 
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