I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines

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"Dig, dig, dig. Lift, turn, tip.
I am . . .a backhoe."
In spare text and vibrant illustrations, a little boy pretends to be a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, and a roller. And finally, he parks on the couch with his father for a quiet moment.

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ANNA GROSSNICKLE HINES has been called a "sorceress of the ordinary" by The Horn Book for her ability to "touch her wand to a simple event and transform it into a delightful picture book." Anna's more than sixty books have garnered numerous honors, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Parents' Choice Award. Visit www.aghines.com.
Published January 12, 2010 by Tricycle Press. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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In a layout perfectly designed for the youngest readers, Hines uses one double-page spread to show the young boy acting out the motions of one of his favorite trucks: “I dig my hand / into the sand, / my scooper hand.

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