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Dig Dig Digging (Awesome Engines) Paperback – 25 Apr 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Orchard Books; New Ed edition (25 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841210803
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841210803
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 0.8 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Has] everything to gladden the heart of a motor mad child. Great stuff. (The Guardian)

All kinds of large and noisy machines feature in this bright book, with a bouncily rhythmic text which young mechanics will love -- and soon learn off by heart! (Scottish Book Trust)

There is an enormous amount to look at and discuss (Carousel)

This book goes everywhere with us (Angels & Urchins)

Splendid rhymical text...great stuff (Guardian)

Vibrant images and equalling rich and evocative onomatopoeic language, delivered in a bouncy rhythm. (Junior)

Vibrant images, and equally rich and evocative onomatopoeic language delivered in a bouncy rhythm (Junior)

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All the favourite machines are here in this bright, bold, rhyming picture book perfectly pitched for busy pre-schoolers.

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By A Customer on 27 Jan. 2004
Format: Board book
My son, Callum, got this book as a Christmas present and it goes everywhere with him (including to bed). If he doesn't have it to hand we get a chorus of "dig dig digger" until it's found. In fact the reason I'm on the site is to order a replacement as he took his book to nursery and failed to bring it home and it's gone awol - we have had many tears.
One of his first words was tractor but he has now branched out to diggers, lorries, dustbin lorries, cranes etc all of which he can recognise on the streets and attempt to say. Walking past a building site or driving along in the car has never been so exciting. The rhymes are catchy and easy to repeat and Callum is picking up more and more of them, including joining in for the 'shhh' at the end. I can't rate this book more highly - both Callum and I think it's fantastic.
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This is the most fantastic book. Elliot was about 1 1/2 and did not sit through an entire story until we got this from Auntie Julie. He loved it from day one. This artwork is fantastic - simple and very strong. The rhymes should be sung to Daddy's taking us to the zoo (I think) and he started joining in really quickly. Now if we're out and see one of the vehicles he starts singing. A must have for all kids, as is Emergency 999 by the same author.
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My 2 year old boy just loves this book. There are so many picture and different machine for him to engage in this book. As every page has repetition words 'they can work all day' - my boy now loves to help me read it.

Brilliant book if you have a toddler that just won't sit still and read with you. Great colours, pictures and wording.

Highly recommend!
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By Thomas Cunliffe TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Nov. 2013
Format: Board book Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I was very pleased on receiving this to see that it is printed on nice thick card which will stand up to rough handling by my one year old grandson. The book feels robust and with it's shiny card and bright colours is immediately attractive.

The pages immediately held the attention of the little boy with their bold designs. I also like the way that all the pages are tabbed, making it easier for him to turn the page.

It is a mystery to me why boys are drawn to pictures of heavy vehicles so early in their lives - the enthusiastic response to this book was quite remarkable and I am very pleased I got it for him. Instant hit! There are not many pages in it but it doesn't seem to matter, as he quite like just holding the book and carrying it around with him.

A brilliant book for a small child - you can't go wrong with it in my opinion.
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By Sian VINE VOICE on 15 Dec. 2013
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My 18 month daughter seemed to like this book.
It is probably more for boys but to be honest she loves books and when reading this she repeated alot of the words i was saying.
There isnt a story to this but the information given on what vehicle does what is very good.

What i also like about this book is that its a very thick Board book and is very sturdy, would take quite a bit for little hands to destroy this.

Overall I think £5.38 is a lot of money for a kids book BUT it is very good for what it is and a very nice edition.
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My two year old daughter really loves this book and I think I can understand why - it combines a subject matter of near-universal interest to toddlers (large vehicles) with bold, colourful drawings and a rythmic narrative with lots of verbs that really appeals to her and is fun to read. There have been a couple of spin-off books in this series (e.g. Awesome Engines: Choo Choo Clickety-Clack!) but none of them are as good as Dig Dig Digging!
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Fantastic book. My 2 year old little girl loves it. But it has 'for boys' emblazoned across the front cover of my copy: really disappointed in Hachette/Orchard books for this. We're in the 21st century here people...
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My son is two and currently obsessed by most things vehicular, particularly tractors and diggers, so I really thought this book would be perfect for him. Sadly though he's really not shown any interest in it. I'm not sure if it's a bit young for him or if he's been spoiled by books with sound effects in built, but this has been a bit of a flop. However it is nicely designed and my son's lack of interest may not be reflective of all boys of his age, so I have given it three stars.
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