It's Cement Mixer's first day on the job and he doesn't want to make any mistakes. How can he help the other trucks on the construction site? By mixing some powdery white cement, of course!
He mixes it up, adds a little water, and presto . . . a cake?! He must have mixed flour instead of cement.
Not to worry, he'll try again . . . and presto! Frosting?! He'll keep trying until he gets it just right and it's time for one more mixing: a bubble bath!
It's a cement mixer's first day on the job, and with his bright eyes and peppermint-stripe drum, he's ready to make a good impression on the no-nonsense trucks on site. But things go downhill quickly. Told to get "some powdery white cement," he goes first to a flour factory, then to a sugar factory, and ends up building a huge, multi-tiered frosted cake that nobody wants. Third time's the charm, though he gets the right white powder at the cement factory and "presto! A building!" Savage (Supertruck) creates a sunny cast of vehicular characters, and his brief text is equally upbeat, punctuated by fun repetition ("presto!" is also used ironically to herald the cement mixer's mishaps), and a play on words involving mix-up and mixed up. It's a sweet lesson in managing employees and seeing a job through to the end. The cement mixer's colleagues are miffed but stay calm, even when they're being swallowed up by pink frosting; they know the new guy will get it right eventually, and he does. Ages 2 6.