The Little Dump Truck

Margery Cuyler; illustrations by Bob Kolar

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Meet Hard Hat Pete and his little dump truck as they haul stones and rocks, carry debris, and unload at the landfill. It’s hard work, but the little dump truck is ready for action.

Preschool children will revel in the day-to-day activities of this mighty dump truck. The lyrical text, bright pictures, and sturdy pages are just right for budding truck enthusiasts.


Praise for The Little Dump Truck

“The sharp-edged bright blue chassis, lemon-yellow dumper and smiling grill of this hard-working construction vehicle with his cohort of fuel trucks, vans, buses, pickups on heavy stock paper would have made this title a winner in my book. Wait and that's not all! The text that can be sung to the nursery favorite, "I'm a little teapot!" Try it!” —NickJr.com
“Preschoolers will love this book.” —School Library Journal

“The titular little dump truck cheerily gives the youngest listeners the lowdown on its duties.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fast storytime favorite.”—Booklist

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Margery Cuyler; illustrations by Bob Kolar

  • Margery Cuyler is the author of many books for children, including From Here to There, That’s Good! That’s Bad!, and the chapter book Weird Wolf. Ms. Cuyler grew up in the oldest house in Princeton, NJ, and started writing stories as soon as she learned how to write. She now lives in the same house with her husband, sons and two cats. BOB KOLAR has written and illustrated several picture books, including AlphaOops!, Racer Dogs, and Hello, Fire Truck. He lives in Lee’s Summit,Missouri, with his family.
  • Margery Cuyler
  • Bob Kolar


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The Little Dump Truck

Margery Cuyler; illustrations by Bob Kolar

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