Construction Countdown

Construction Countdown

by K. C. Olson, David Gordon
     
 

Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road.
Nine earthmovers scraping up
a load . . .

Count down from ten to one with the busy
construction trucks!

Something wonderful is going on, and every kind of truck has an important job. But what are all those bulldozers and backhoes doing? This bright and lively counting

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Overview

Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road.
Nine earthmovers scraping up
a load . . .

Count down from ten to one with the busy
construction trucks!

Something wonderful is going on, and every kind of truck has an important job. But what are all those bulldozers and backhoes doing? This bright and lively counting book will delight young construction fans everywhere.

Construction Countdown is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Gordon's fantastic, digitally created illustrations imbue the scenes with gritty and dramatic realism.” —Publishers Weekly

“A welcome addition to help meet the insatiable demand for books on this subject.” —School Library Journal

“[T]his delightful book will have children counting trucks everywhere.” —Boston Sunday Herald

“Olson's rhythmic, rhyming text is satisfying at each turn of the page.” —Booklist

Publishers Weekly
Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson, illus. by David Gordon, is the author's first book, a rhymed counting book that looks at construction vehicles hard at work, beginning with 10 and working down to one clever, surprising twist: "Two skid loaders, with lots of loads to haul/ and one gigantic sandbox with room to drive them all!" Gordon's fantastic, digitally created illustrations imbue the scenes with gritty and dramatic realism. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Various construction vehicles at work, from dump trucks and earthmovers to bulldozers and payloaders, are introduced in this countdown from 10 to 1. The action ends with a group of smiling children playing in "one gigantic sandbox with room to drive them all." The sometimes alliterative, rhyming text and the large, colorful illustrations created in Painter and Adobe Photoshop on a Macintosh computer are engaging. A welcome addition to help meet the insatiable demand for books on this subject.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805069204
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
291,339
Product dimensions:
8.33(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

K. C. Olson is a children's librarian in the Midwest. The inspiration for this book came from her son, who taught her everything she knows about construction equipment and whose sandbox, unfortunately, isn't nearly large enough. Construction Countdown is Ms. Olson's first book.

David Gordon has done conceptual work for the Pixar/Disney blockbusters Toy Story, Toy Story II, and A Bug's Life. He has also illustrated a book and done work for numerous magazines. An avid fan of all kinds of trucks, he lives in New York.

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