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Volume VII Number 10 . . . . January 19, 2001
"What's that rumble? What's that roar? Hard-working wheels are on the go.A huge, brightly coloured vehicle on each page presents parent and child reading together with many opportunities to discuss the names and the uses of each of the "hard-working wheels." What a great way to introduce new vocabulary on the heavy-duty machines that can be seen working or in traffic every day! The book contains the expected and always popular fire engine, ambulance and police car with their exciting sirens. Then some more unusual choices are included, such as a zamboni machine, a cherry-picker, a snack truck and even a bookmobile! An introduction to the book is full of good suggestions on how to share the book with young children. It suggests talking about what is noisy and what is quiet, what is close and what is far away, and imagining what you might choose from the snack truck.
School age children may enjoy using the detailed yet simple illustrations of each vehicle as a model for their own drawings. Each machine, painted in vivid watercolours, is shown "on location," each helping out in its own way. A second title in the "Mighty Wheels" series, this book will appeal to the young action vehicle enthusiast.
Helen Arkos is a teacher-librarian at John Pritchard School in Winnipeg. MB.
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