Dig, Dump, Roll

Written by Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

For ages 0 to 5

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This book is best for:
  • labelling construction vehicles
  • describing functions of construction vehicles
  • identifying parts of construction vehicles


“Crash-a-rumble, smash-a-grumble, what’s at work? Here’s a clue: it will clear the ground for you…” Explore the world of construction transportation through rhythm and rhyme as children use visual and auditory clues to guess which vehicle will make an appearance next. There are bulldozers, diggers, dump trucks, rollers, concrete mixers and builders. But what are they building? Here’s a clue: a place to learn and play, just for you!

Dig, Dump, Roll is a fantastic transportation and work vehicle themed picture book. This highly engaging book features brightly coloured illustrations, large font and onomatopoeia to describe the different machinery noises. Unlike many other construction-themed books, the pictures show both male and female builders at work! There is a special guide of all the construction vehicles on the last page with their parts clearly labelled. Dig, Dump, Roll is an excellent book for children working on labelling, identify parts of objects and describing functions of objects.

For further speech and language targets in ‘Dig, Dump, Roll’, see the list below.

Book Details

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • construction
  • occupations (builder)
  • rhyme
  • transport

Speech and Language Targets

  • modal (will e.g. "it will clear the ground for you")
  • subjective pronoun (it)
  • labelling construction vehicles
  • describing functions of objects
  • identifying parts
  • onomatopoeia
  • what (what's at work?)
Print Awareness:
  • labels (construction vehicles and their parts are labelled)
  • typesetting changes (size and font)
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by Walker Books Australia in 2018 (ISBN: 9781760650056)

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