Young children are often full of questions about the huge machinese they see every day on building sites or at road-works. They want to know what they are called, how they work and exactly which bit does what. This book aims to answer these questions and many more besides. Stunning, realistic illustrations of these familiar yet fascinating machines fill each page. There are many different types of diggers and cranes for the child to spot and identify. The reader can imagine sitting in a crane driver’s cab, find out how much a steam roller weighs and see inside the huge machine that dug the Channel Tunnel. Simple, informative text explains how each machines does its job and can be read aloud by an adult or enjoyed alone by the young reader.