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Illustrated by Michelle Berg
It’s a busy day on the construction site, and these industrious mice are up to something big! But what are they working on? Bold, colorful illustrations and recognizable vehicles with moving parts add to the fun, with hidden clues for the careful observer. Is that red paint . . . or red sauce? Children will delight in guessing their way to the end, when the final spread reveals a carefully constructed surprise. It’s favorite vehicles meet lunchtime in this novelty board book with interactive mechanisms.
• A Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award Winner
• Selected by Amazon editors as a Best Children's Book of the Year, Baby - Age 2
• Featured in Lego Duplo's Read! Build! Play! initiative and Summer Reading Activity Guide, co-sponsored by the Association of Library Services to Children
“As the pages turn, readers will undoubtedly grow curious about the round, flat, red object the mice are assembling—and they'll get a kick out of the answer.” — Publishers Weekly
“Mice, with construction-worker garb and gear, build and enjoy a full-size pizza. Fluid and often clever verse narrates the action: ‘Crew arrives at break of day. Get to work, right away!/Put on those construction hats. Roll that mountain nice and flat.’ (The mountain here is a mound of pizza dough.) Each double-page spread, except for the first, features movable parts, allowing readers to manipulate the machinery. A spin dial turns the roller of the steamroller or the barrel of a cement mixer (from which issues tomato sauce). Each sliding panel has a hole or indentation for little fingers’ ease of use and moves a loader, makes the ’dozer spread cheese, tows the pizza from the oven and removes a slice from the pie.... In gray, orange and yellow hues and drawn in her flat, graphic cartoon-style, Berg’s friendly mice and clear depictions of vehicles are pleasing and recognizable.... there are enough details here to hold the interest of most truck lovers.” — Kirkus Reviews