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Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

A picture book by Victoria Allenby.

Victoria Allenby

Dump Truck, Dump Truck
Coming through!
I spy a triangle — how about you?

It's no secret that toddlers of any gender love big vehicles. Shape Up, Construction Trucks! uses rhyming verse and bright photographs to celebrate this enthusiasm in a unique take on conceptual shape books.

Each spread highlights geometric shapes hiding in plain sight on excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and more. And after the toddlers have browsed the pages to their heart's content, a final note to parents offers enriching, age-appropriate activities to keep building their child's foundational skills.

By kindergarten, most children should have developed the spatial sense to identify shapes in real-world environments. Shape recognition lays the foundation not only for geometry, but for learning to recognize letters and numbers as well.

With repetitive, easy-to-remember verse from the author of Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, Victoria Allenby's Shape Up, Construction Trucks! is a highly visual shape book that digs deep. (From Pajama Press)

Victoria Allenby is a poet and writer from Toronto. She is also the author of the picture books Good Morning, Grumple, illustrated by Manon Gauthier, and Rhino Rumpus, illustrated by Tara Anderson.

From the book

An interior image from Shape Up, Construction Trucks! by Victoria Allenby. (Pajama Press)

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