Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Margaret Mayo
Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Dig Dig Digging ABC is an engaging children’s alphabet book all about things that go! Each page features a different vehicle and a noise or action typical of that vehicle. There is also a brief description of some of the functions of each vehicle. The range of vehicles spans from the very recognizable bulldozer and fire engine, to the less well known velodrome track bike and the narrow boat. With colorful eye-catching illustrations and simple sentences, Dig Dig Digging ABC is sure to keep your child’s attention.
While educational in a sense that it can help teach the ABC’s and all about different kinds of vehicles, Dig Dig Digging is also entertaining because of its bright and engaging pictures and noises. One of the strengths of this book is its adaptability to a wide age group because of its ability to be shortened when read to younger children with a smaller attention span, or provide more information for an older child. With fairly thin pages mom and dad may want to help younger children flip pages to keep the book in good condition, but the dust jacket and sturdy cover are sure to help it last through many readings.