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Kids Nonfiction 132
delightful book of construction vehicles
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
WHOSE BIG RIG? is a delightful board book that takes children through the vehicles involved in building a light rail, beginning with the tunnel borer through the excavator, bulldozers, and more. Each page features a task that needs to be completed, followed by asking whose big rig this is on one side, while the other side features a vehicle with its key parts labeled on the outside of a flap. Lifting the flap gives the job name of the person who operates that vehicle, along with a comment bubble about what they are doing.

What I loved: This is a fantastic book for construction vehicle enthusiasts. Although little ones might not yet be able to put all the jobs together themselves, they can appreciate the different tasks and vehicles that do them. The labeled vehicle parts were especially cool, as many adults may not know what all the parts are called. The illustrations are full of bright colors and feature the vehicles front and center, keeping young readers' attentions.

The font is clear and easy to read, and the flaps are nice and sturdy, the size of the whole page. This makes for large illustrations and plenty of fun.

Final verdict: WHOSE BIG RIG? is a delightful lift-the-flap board book with bright colors and lots of construction vehicles. Recommend for toddlers and preschoolers who are into trucks!
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