Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

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As the sun sets in the big construction site, all the hard-working trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest--so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play. With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have parents of truck lovers begging for more!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 266.7 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 0811877825
  • 9780811877824
  • 2,439

Review quote

"If your little reader is mad for trucks, you must get this gem of a book!" -SweetOnBooks.com "This book is a treasure." -Testy Yet Trying blog "A great read-aloud story as you are settling your child in for the night." -About.com "A delightful debut." -The New York Times " A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams" - Booklist, starred review "A delightful debut." "A delightful debut."-The New York Times "Rinker's rhythmic verse reinforces the vehicles' love of their work (Dump Truck "moves the dirt/ from place to place, / Then dumps it with a happy face") and, like Lichtenheld's art, deftly balances the story's boisterous and drowsy elements. Truck lovers will happily nod off to the strains of this read-aloud." - Publishers Weekly "A delightful debut." - The New York Times "An ideal bedtime book for all those truck-loving toddlers and preschoolers! ...If there's a truck fan in your family, this is a great pick... Drive it to the top of your pile of story time truck reads as well." - Waking Brain Cells blog "For all those youngsters who feel coziest with a cement mixer jammed into an armpit and a dump truck wedged at their feet, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site might be the best bedtime book ever." - Hampton Roads "Gentle rhymes and soft-colored pictures of favorite trucks are the perfect way to lull any child into sweet dreams." - Bookmarkable blog, "Lichtenheld's detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details. ...Recommended for vehicle- and bedtime-themed storytimes, this is sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers." - School Library Journal, starred review "Perfect for sleepers who are more fascinated by the motorized and muddy than by the soft and fluffy. A certain subset of parents and grandparents will see this book and shout, "At last!" - Chicago Tribune " Truck-loving kids will respond to this take on settling down to sleep. " - The Horn Book Guide "A delightful debut."-The New York Times "A delightful debut."--The New York Times SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL\"Lichtenheld s detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details.\"show more

About Sherri Duskey Rinker

Tom Lichtenheld is the best-selling illustrator of Duck! Rabbit! as well as many other successful picture books. He actively promotes his books, particularly through school visits. Debut author Sherri Rinker developed the story as a way to get her active three-year-old to go to sleep--she comes at this topic with a wealth of experience!show more

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7,591 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 54% (4,072)
4 30% (2,272)
3 14% (1,026)
2 2% (181)
1 1% (40)
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