These diggers and the construction workers who drive them are hard at work on a busy day of building! The My Big Wimmelbooks series is an effortless introduction to literacy that lets beginning readers ages 2 to 5 be the storyteller—with hours of seek-and-find hands-on learning.
In these oversize board books, every page is bursting with life—and tons to discover! Children as young as age 2 have a blast pointing out recognizable things—a blue tricycle, a hungry dog, a piggyback ride—while older kids can follow the star characters through all kinds of bustling scenes.
Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting kids to make their own way through the busy Wimmelworld they encounter—and to craft their own stories. First, they’re introduced to a unique cast of characters who are hidden in plain sight on the pages that follow. As children seek them out, each character’s storyline unfolds, but it’s up to kids to interpret the scenes and create stories they think fit. It’s hours upon hours of fun—and an effortless introduction to literacy, to boot.
My Big Wimmelbook—Diggers at Work! is packed with digging machines of all kinds tearing down buildings, shoveling dirt, and moving scrap. Children can follow a cast of hard workers across construction sites from a neighborhood to a city to a pond and more. There’s also a spread of digger diagrams with simple labels so curious kids can learn to point out parts like the bucket, cab, and engine.
Wimmelbooks originated in Germany decades ago and have become a worldwide sensation with children (and adults!) everywhere. My Big Wimmelbooks is the first-ever English-language Wimmelbook series. Its books have been praised as “lively . . . and abounding with humor and detail” (WSJ) and likely to “make any parent’s heart sing” (NYT).