The Digger Dance

Judy Ann Sadler

Yong Ling Kang

A boy delights in the discovery that diggers can dance!

When a young boy’s grandmother tells him that diggers can dance, he wants to see the dancing in action! But the diggers stay parked in a row outside their window while it rains. As the boy and his grandmother wait for the skies to clear, they decide to bake together.

Using his imagination, the boy discovers that baking and diggers have a lot in common. He scoops and shovels sugar, digs in the dough, and soon the sun returns. He runs out to watch the diggers, and they really do dance: dipping low, lifting high, swinging, bending, and spinning!

This whimsical story gently enforces social-emotional learning concepts while spotlighting the joys of play. Watercolor illustrations bring the energetic, rhythmic text to life, making for a perfect read-aloud that will inspire kids to see their surroundings through a creative lens.

Judy Ann Sadler, Yong Ling Kang
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SKU: 214588n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771474535

"The story provides an interesting look at the graceful movements needed for effective construction and demolition, and the watercolor and pencil illustrations help to capture that beauty ... A well-constructed view of construction."

- Kirkus Reviews

"In an immersive, movement-forward readaloud, Sadler explores imagination and imitation as an exuberant young construction fan discovers the grace of enormous excavators."

- Publishers Weekly

"A creative and imaginative book that young children are sure to find relatable."

- Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

"The playful illustrations by Yong Ling Kang work alongside Sadler’s text to bring the energetic characters and setting to life ... Young readers interested in construction vehicles will greatly enjoy reading The Digger Dance."

- Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication date

October 15, 2022

Number of pages



Patience; Self-Regulation

Interest age

From 3 to 7