Kids Book Review: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Chronicle Books/Raincoast Books
Age 3-5
32 pages
written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking 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 truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Construction sites and the trucks that operate in them can be fascinating to kids. A construction site is also a good comparison to a child too, always busy moving and going and working until it’s time for bed when all is quiet. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is a great book for kids, helping them turn off for the night and wind down, just like the busy vehicles on a construction site.

The fun rhyme in Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, shows how each vehcile has been keeping busy – the cement truck spinning and churning, the dump truck hauling – and then talks about how they wind down to rest for another busy day. Kids will love seeing the vehicles in action and the last few pages are very mellow and help set the tone of winding down (both trucks and kids) for the night. Although this book would appeal to both boys and girls, I like that this bedtime story appeals to the rough and tumble kids versus something all soft and fluffy.

You can add Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site to your personal library by visiting your local book store or visiting Raincoast Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Crystal at Raincoast Books for my review copy.


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