Little Excavator

Little Excavator From New York Times bestselling author illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street Thumpa thumpabumpa

  • Title: Little Excavator
  • Author: Anna Dewdney
  • ISBN: 9781101999202
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From New York Times bestselling author illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street Thumpa thumpabumpa bumpaBEEP BEEP BEEP There s Loader and Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane They re ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park And who wants to help most of all LFrom New York Times bestselling author illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street Thumpa thumpabumpa bumpaBEEP BEEP BEEP There s Loader and Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane They re ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park And who wants to help most of all Little Excavator But are there any jobs for someone so small Anna Dewdney s signature rhyming text and inviting illustrations make this a perfect read aloud for for fans of things that go

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  • SO CUTE and super fun to read. A little excavator (aka Little E) keeps trying to do big jobs and either getting in the way or tipping over. All the big rigs keep moving him out of the way. Predictably, at the end there's a job only a little excavator can do! But it's so darn cute, I didn't care that it was predictable. The rhyme and rhythm of the book is catchy, but a few sentences come out clunky.


  • A perfect book for little construction truck fans. Toddlers who adore excavators and dump trucks will love the Little Excavator and identify with his tale of desperately wanting to help out all the big guys. Told with Anna Dewdney's great understanding of young children and perky illustrations, this is sure to be a hit.


  • The brilliant Anna Dewdney shows young ones, how important they really are in this special book about being the smallest and not being able to do the big truck stuff. But little people are just as useful and Anna shows us why.Written and illustrated by the late and wonderful Anna Dewdney. Published by Viking.#mustread




  • Little Excavator is ready and eager, but he just can’t seem to find a way to help out in the construction site. He’s either too small or not strong enough or just simply in the wayat is, until a job needs to be done that only Little E can do!From the always insightful Anna Dewdney, this is another helpful book for any kid that’s ever felt too small to do anything (I know I’ve heard, “I can’t wait until I’m bigger” a million times). Kids will love cheering Little Excavator on as h [...]


  • We picked this book up for our son who is two and he loves it. Starting with the endpapers the story takes off showing a park that needs lots of work. Can the big trucks with the help of Little E get the park opened and cleaned up. Each illustration, witch looks to be done as a painting, is full of detail and provides plenty of exploration for young readers. The efforts of Little E to try and help out are also a great lesson for growing into who we are. We have read and re-read this book multipl [...]


  • Knowing this is the last book the author wrote after her Llama series made it a must read. This little excavator character has come with the Big Rigs to help on construction projects.The illustrations by the author/illustrator are big and colorful but have the texture of a canvas they were painted or drawn on. Each big rig is described and what it does while Little Excavator waits for his turn to do something and be useful. Finally he finds a job only he can do, while the others watch him. This [...]


  • Little Excavator is having a hard time finding jobs that fit him. He's too small for most things, but when there is a job that fits him just right, it is good that he is there to do the job. Likening an excavator to a small and enthusiastic child, it is encouraging at the end to note that he will grow (even though that's not realistic for excavators) and be able to do grown-up things one day, too. Lots of repetition and friendly faces in the illustrations.


  • Fun rhyming text to read aloud with youngsters, sounds of construction repeated as Little E tries to keep up with the big rigs, and finds his own little way to contribute.The books looks and feels like a combination of other heavy equipment stories for preschoolers, such as "Mighty, Mighty Construction Site"by Sherri Duskey Rinker, and "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton, as well as books in which a small character finds his/her place among the big kids.


  • Little Excavator is too small to do many things that the larger trucks can do on the construction site. But he is determined! Anna Dewdney is the author-illustrator to the Llama Llama books. Her rhyming text and the illustrations are wonderful.I love this book! The rhyming text, “sound effects” of construction trucks, and the illustrations are beautiful. It is a fun book to read, and the little ones are sure to love it.


  • Little E tries to help but just gets in the way. Eventually, finds a job that only he can do (because he's the only one who fits). Great rhythm. Could almost do this as a song and dance number. However, too long. Would need serious editing-down to work for storytime, but great potential. Will have to try it and report back.This one was featured on Readbrightly's 17 Picture Books of 2017.


  • My 1.5 year old loves everything construction. He also loves songs and rhyming so this book was a no-brainer for our family. It's charming. The pictures are lovely. The rhyming is fun, and the message - no matter what your size you bring something unique and special to the table just by being you - is lovely.


  • An encouraging story about a little excavator who is trying his best. The texture of paint on canvas adds dimension to the illustrations in the construction area. While this is not an original story by any means, the endpapers are delightful, and there is no doubt those vehicle-loving toddlers won't love this one too.


  • While waiting at the library today, I read through some children's books that my grandson was checking out. By the author of the Llama, Llama booksa super cute story about a tinier than usual excavator who's feeling a little left out until a job pops up that is suited just to him. Great for those little ones who love anything that rolls around on wheels and makes lots of noise.


  • This was a huge hit with the kids today. They loved getting to be interactive with their sounds and they seemed to get the message behind being little but wanting to help in big ways. One of my favorites of the year!Anna Dewdney had such a great gift for telling a story little ones can relate to and I'm so sad about her passing.


  • My 2.5 year old asks me to read this book for him every night -- it is currently his favorite, and has been for the past 4 weeks (I now have it memorized). Great book about several big rigs cleaning up a park, and Little E trying to help. I would recommend this for any kids that like construction equipment and/or cars.


  • Little Excavator works very hard at the construction site.I love this story that uses onomatopoeia - "Thumpa- thumpa bumpa-bumpa BEEP BEEP BEEP!" - and rhyming text that makes for fun out-loud reading. Just about every type of construction vehicle is included here, with lively, colorful illustrations.


  • My kids love big machinery so Little Excavator was an instant win. The positive story about small machines being as important as the bigger machines was a nice message to children and the illustrations were complimentary to the text.


  • My grandson loves construction equipment; so, this book with great words and pictures was fun reading to him and for him to enjoy listening to the words while looking at the pictures. Great for toddlers that loves calling out the names of various construction equipment while on the road.


  • In this brand-new picture book from Llama Llama creator Anna Dewdney, there is lots of work to be done on the lot where Little Excavator and all the big rigs have just arrived. Little E is eager to help, but all the jobs are just too big for a machine as small as he is - all of them, that is, except one.Miss Muffet (age 3.5) has been very enthusiastic about this book since we first read it, and I have shared her enjoyment. I love the detailed end papers. At the beginning, they show the lot in a [...]


  • This book is part of what started my love for construction equipment. I wanted my parents to read this one over and over. After I read this book I kept seeing excavators on the road while in the car and now I always point at them. As well as other construction vehicles that were in the book.


  • What a delightful story with fun rhyming language and wonderfully engaging illustrations. I look forward to reading this book for this summer's "Build a Better World" theme (construction). Anna Dewdney was a master and will be missed in the children's book world.


  • Great rhythm that's perfect for storytime be it with a group at the library or for one when it's bedtime. A good story, even if the moral is one we see often in picture books, with the construction theme sure to be a hit with kids. A must have.


  • The illustrations add laugh out loud humor to this story of a little excavator who watches bigger, faster machines accomplish what he's too small to do. Good message about team work and individual gifts.


  • A great book with many construction equipment pieces. What will they do with the junk infested lot?Fun text and large and colorful illustrations.Take a peek at the endpapers after the story is read. Nice


  • *I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher*This is a cute little rhyming picture book that I can see going over well with preschool kiddos with a truck obsession. It also includes a little lesson about everyone having their role and that everyone can help, even in a small way.




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