About the Book:
Title: Scooper and Dumper
Author/Illustrator: Lindsay Ward
Pub. Date: January 1, 2021
Beagles and Books is excited to be part of the blog tour for Scooper and Dumper. Special thanks to Two Lions and Barbara Fisch of Blue Slip Media for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
It’s winter and Scooper and Dumper are ready to help out their town on a snow day. Scooper is in charge of loading salt into Dumper’s bed. Dumper spreads the salt all over the town. Together, they chant…
“Clear the road.”
“Salt the street.”
“Can’t be beat.”
When the city is out of salt, Scooper calls Dumper who is happy to help out his neighbor. Not only do Scooper and Dumper model teamwork, but they also demonstrate lending a hand (or wheels) to others in times of need.
Worried about her friend who is never late, Scooper thinks about the situation. At first, she doubts her ability to help Dumper, for she fears she is too slow. Soon a wave of confidence rises in Scooper, for she is determined to find and help Dumper. Once she sees her best friend, Scooper begins to chant their song. Using her bucket, she digs Scooper out of the drift and they both head back home together.
As a reading specialist, I have the pleasure of reading aloud to a second grade class daily. Thanks to Kindle Unlimited, I was able to share a digital version of this heartwarming story with them this week. After reading, we discussed the lessons Scooper and Dumper taught us. Here are some of their responses.
“Help each other.”
“Be a good friend.”
Kids need stories that teach these important themes-friendship, teamwork, and being brave even when you are scared. With a bouncy, rhyming text and adorable anthropomorphic illustrations of the trucks, Scooper and Dumper is a story that will keep kids’ ears and eyes entertained.
About the Author/Illustrator:
Lindsay Ward is the creator of the Dexter T. Rexter series, as well as Rosie: Stronger than Steel, This Book Is Gray, Brobarians, Rosco vs. the Baby, and The Importance of Being 3. Her book, Please Bring Balloons, was also made into a play. Lindsay lives with her family in Peninsula, Ohio, where vehicles such as Scooper and Dumper take care of the roads all year-round. Learn more about her online at www.lindsaymward.com.Twitter: @lindsaymward
Enter Beagles & Books’ Giveaway:
One winner will receive a copy of Scooper and Dumper, courtesy of Two Lions (U.S. addresses only). This giveaway is open from Friday, January 15, 2021 through Friday, January 22, 2021 ending at 10:00 p.m. EST. Please note that book may take longer to ship so patience is appreciated. Enter below or head over to my Twitter account, @lauramossa and retweet my Scooper and Dumper blog tour post.