One by one, the mighty trucks on a construction site begin to shut down and rest for the day.
Bibliographic Info: Lichtenheld, Tom & Rinker, Sherri D. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Simon & Schuster (2011) 32pp. Formats: Hardcover, ISBN: 978- 0811877824 $16.99, iBook, Kindle, Audible, Audio CD, App Grade Level Equivalent: 3.4 Interest Level: preK-K Genre: Bedtime, Rhyming Themes: Building and Construction, Vehicles
Summary: From bulldozer to dump truck, the mighty trucks on a construction site begin to shut down and rest for the day. After each character performs its final job, it drifts off to dream land.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site was given StorytimeWOW’s Marquee Seal on May 12th, 2015. This book has been selected for the Picture BookWOW and AppWOW collections on this site.
Review: In this picture book gem, the setting sun casts a glowing light across the construction site as all the hardworking trucks shut down for the day. One by one, story readers and listeners meet a colorful cast of truck personalities, including Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator. While celebrating the joy of being a truck on a construction site, the story’s highly rhythmic verse casts a glowing light on the characters as well. The book’s gentle and textured oil pastel illustrations are unforgettable. This heartwarming picture book belongs on your family truck fan’s bookshelf.
Storytime: This picture book makes an ideal read-aloud for vehicle-themed or bedtime-themed storytimes. It will definitely appeal to all those car and truck-loving toddlers and preschoolers. It also makes an excellent bedtime book. Ask children to help you tell the story during the “Goodnight” part of each truck’s mini-chapter. Say something like “Cement Mixer is going to sleep! What wish can we all send to Cement Mixer?” Prompt kids to echo “Goodnight Cement Mixer!”
Why I chose to review this book? This pajama storytime read-aloud’s captivating rhymes and appealing characters make for excellent group programming and bedtime reading.
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