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
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.