Before tearing myself away from the blog for a few days, I want to call your attention to Good Morning, Digger, written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg. The whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking it would be grand for a preschool 3's class. Older and younger children will like it, too, particularly if they're fans of construction equipment. Virtues include simple, straight-forward text, colorful illustrations with a kind of flat, out-the-apt.-window-perspective (with plenty of yellow, of course), and a diverse array of workers, kids, and community members in the pictures. The plot: the lot next door to a little boy's city apartment building becomes a construction site. Whoa.
Good Morning, Digger would be good for a story time for those not yet ready for something as long as Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel.
See y'all in a few days!