Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Reviews: Emma Garcia

"Tip Tip Dig Dig" by Emma Garcia was a surprisingly good little book! Each page features a different working truck and the words of its work: "With the bulldozer we PUSH PUSH PUSH." It is colorful, simple, and presents some good introductory words for reading. "Tip Tip" and "Dig Dig" and "Push Push" are depicted big and bold, which makes it easy for pre-reading skills. And the result of all the work of the trucks is a wonderful use of raw materials...something that made me smile the first time I read it.

We enjoyed "Tip Tip Dig Dig" so much that I bought "Tap Tap Bang Bang" to round out an order from my local used book store. This one isn't nearly as awesome. There are a lot of tools featured in the book, twice as many as trucks featured in "Tip Tip Dig Dig." And my daughter likes to see all the tools and make noises for them ("BANG BANG" "tap tap" "zzz zzz") but the ending is so anticlimactic that she looked at me, seemingly unimpressed.

Check them out at your local library or use one to round out an order at Amazon. But if you're picking just one then I recommend "Tip Tip Dig Dig" over the other.

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