What Can a Crane Pick Up?
by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ill by Mike Lowery
Rebecca Kai Dotlich is one of my favorite children’s poets! When Riddles Come Rumbling, Sweet Dreams of the Wild, and In the Spin of Things are a few of my favorites of hers. And recently, Bella and Bean, a beautiful story of friendship and poetry, knocked my socks off.
Now she turns her whimsy and wonderful meter to construction equipment in What Can a Crane Pick?Up?
This book is a fun mix of facts and silliness. Yes, cranes pick up steel and wood and more–like
“a load of steel, a wheel, a tree…and a submarine from beneath the sea.”
I love this part:
“How about poles and pipes and bricks? To a crane, it’s a game of pick-up sticks.”
Rebecca’s skill as a poet shines through in the sounds, meters, and metaphor.?This is a?must-have for any young construction fan:>)!
Review copy from my library