Tools--from a saw that goes "cree craw cree craw" to a paint brush that slaps and sloshes--show what they can do and the noises they make as people use them on a project.
Dee and Trevor (13 year old Investigative Reporters) go treasure hunting and when their find of Celtic coins disappear overnight, they suspect the farmer whose land they are on, so decide to investigate. They include Our Bunch, Dee's group of close school friends, in this. The police become involved, setting up a 'Sting' operation, but fail to trap the farmer. Dee and Trevor are asked by Nellie Grainger (6 yrs.) the daughter of a neighbouring farmer to check what she calls a 'Goblins Grotto'. The ground collapses under them plunging them into a cave system. Being in danger of drowning from the cave beginning to flood, they manage to escape into an underground Cold War headquarters bunker. Asked to be nearby when the police raid the farmer's property they see him escaping and follow. His getaway car crashes and catches fire. They are first on hand and have to rescue the farmer and his son. With the co-operation of a neighbouring farmer a Visitor Centre is established for the Celtic Settlement.
As youngsters toot, beep, vroom, and whoosh along with the many colored vehicles in this noisy story, each car eventually finds its parking space and settles down for the night.
Nofel gref yn adrodd hanes dau frawd a chwaer oedrannus sy'n cael eu carcharu gan amgylchiadau teuluol, a chan galedi bywyd ar fferm yng nghefn gwlad de-orllewin Cymru, gan awdures ifanc ddawnus. Enillydd Gwobr Llyfr y Flwyddyn 2005. Adargraffiad; cyhoeddwyd yn wreiddiol yn Nhachwedd 2004.
After selling oranges in the market, a Haitian mother and daughter have enough money to ride the tap-tap, a truck that picks up passengers and lets them off when they bang on the side of the vehicle.
Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.
When a thunderstorm hits a city street, children and grown-ups dash to the subway for shelter — and an impromptu friendly gathering. Features an audio read-along! The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon — tap, tap, boom, boom! As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind. With quirky wordplay and infectious rhymes, Elizabeth Bluemle crystallizes an unexpected moment of community, while G. Brian Karas’s warm illustrations show the smiles to be had when a storm brings strangers together as friends.