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Dump Truck Disco

Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission — build a playground before sunrise! Detailed endnotes provide additional information about construction vehicles and inclusive playgrounds. Vibrant artwork and a catchy disco tune and animation make this a stellar choice for any child who is fascinated by construction vehicles. CD and online access to animation and audio included.

AGES 3 – 7  |  32PP  |  10 x 9.8 IN

HARDCOVER | 9781782854074 | $16.99 USD

PAPERBACK | 9781782854081 | $9.99 USD

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CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES

Features an exciting topic beloved by many children and sure to spark their curiosity. Information about each vehicle included in the endnotes.

STEM LEARNING

Introduces early engineering concepts with a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at how playgrounds are built.

DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE

Depicts a playground where everyone can play, regardless of ability! Factual endnotes include further information about what makes a playground inclusive. The construction vehicle characters’ names are both male and female and represent many cultures.

CATCHY TUNE & ANIMATION

The 25th addition to Barefoot Book’s best-selling collection of singalong books, Dump Truck Disco features a bouncy melody that is instantly singable, and a cheerful animation that will have kids singing and dancing for days.

EXPERT INPUT

Created in partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation, a California-based nonprofit that builds inclusive playgrounds.

 
 

Skye Silver (a.k.a. Lisa Rosinsky) drew on her childhood love of toy cars and trucks to write Dump Truck Disco. Originally from Maryland, she now zoom-zoom-zooms around Boston. This is Skye's first book for Barefoot Books.

 

Christiane Engel grew up in Germany, daydreaming of artwork and adventure. Today she loves writing and illustrating, especially for children and young people. Christiane has also illustrated Baby's First Words and Knick Knack Paddy Whack for Barefoot Books.

 

Audra Mariel is a jazz vocalist whose favorite childhood pastime was staging original (often musical) plays in the living room or the backyard. When she isn't performing, she spends her time visiting schools and theatres as a teaching artist. Audra currently lives in New Jersey.

Kirkus logo  "The story is bound to appeal. . . A tip of the hat to Silver is due for the abundance of trucks with typically female monikers as well as such ethnic names as Esteban, Kazuo, and Beatriz. Likewise, the widely diverse array of people milling about the pages is a delight to behold. Eye-popping acrylics mixed with watercolors and digital collage render each page a colorful cacophony that defies the dark of night. The appearance of a wrecking disco ball is just the icing on the cake."
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Kirkus

Praise for our best-selling singalong collection!

   MY FRIEND ROBOT! is "Likely to be a friend to STEM elementary educators."
— 
Kirkus
CBC Logo  MY FRIEND ROBOT! named to CBC's 2017 anticipated bestseller list.
  DINOSAUR RAP "is SO fun! . . . Toddlers and preschoolers need plenty of opportunities to MOVE, and that’s exactly what this book will help them do. It’s fantastic and will be well-loved!"
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Communication Window logo  Communication Window lists ANIMAL BOOGIE and WE ALL GO TRAVELING BY among its "Top 10 Songs for Preschool Speech and Language Development."
  "Loving [THE] SHAPE SONG SWINGALONG. I can't get the song out of my head. . . Great new book!"
—Sarah Vanderstraaten-Pease, Barefoot Ambassador
  "My nine-month-old son absolutely adores all the [singalong] videos. We play them in a loop whenever he is fussing around with food, getting cranky and even as a playtime activity — it works every time!"
—Puja
  "My daughter Madison will come to me, [THE ANIMAL BOOGIE] in hand and say, 'Mommy, can we boogie oogie stomp stomp?' How does a mom say no to that?!"
—Lindsey Hurley, Barefoot Ambassador
  THE ANIMAL BOOGIE is "A jolly good jaunt in the Indian jungle with animals swinging, flapping, shaking, and boogie, woogie oogling!"
—Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award
  "The audio gives Barefoot's singalongs another valuable dimension. After reading the book aloud, I play the audio and lead the kids in an engaging movement activity that brings the book to life. My students love it, and it also gives them practice with listening and following directions."
—Mara Bangura
  "Shiver me timbers! My little mates love [PORT SIDE PIRATES]—I've had to play it over and over! It's a great, catchy tune with a really cute story. . . a true winner!"
—Jennifer
  "I love reading Barefoot books to my toddler class! Their favorite is WE ALL GO TRAVELING BY"
—Jessi
  "THE ANIMAL BOOGIE was the first Barefoot singalong I discovered. I loved the colorful illustrations and the inclusion of all children! When my students begged me week after week to sing and dance to the song, I realized I'd discovered something really magical. I went ton to purchase more singalongs and was shocked how each one captivated all my students!"
—Jamaica Stevens

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