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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

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by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
     
 

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The #1 New York Times bestseller

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

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The #1 New York Times bestseller

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A noisy construction site may be an unorthodox setting for a bedtime story, but newcomer Rinker and Lichtenheld (Shark vs. Train) tie together the dual themes neatly. Though more subdued than the trucks that drive Kate and Jim McMullan’s I Stink! and I’m Dirty!, these anthropomorphized vehicles have a similar graphic feel and cheerful demeanor. After five machines are first pictured hard at work, they appear against a blazing sky: “The sun has set, the work is done;/ It’s time for trucks to end their fun./ So one by one they’ll go to bed/ To yawn and rest their sleepy heads,/ Then wake up to another day/ Of rough-and-tough construction play!” Each truck performs one final task before settling down to sleep, with gentle encouragement: “Shh... goodnight, Bulldozer, goodnight.” 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. Ages 4–8. (May)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—After each truck completes its work for the day, it cuddles up and says goodnight. Crane Truck raises one last beam and then hugs his teddy and turns on his nightlight. Cement Mixer gives a final spin before snuggling with his blanket. Dump Truck delivers his last load, closes his eyes, and starts to snore. Bulldozer and Excavator follow suit until the entire construction site is tucked in tight. 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. The bright, golden background changes to pinkish red as the Sun begins to set and then to dark blue when the Moon appears. The repeated refrain, "Shh… goodnight, Crane Truck [Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, Excavator], goodnight," will invite participation. Recommended for vehicle —and bedtime-themed storytimes, this is sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers.—Rachel Kamin, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
From the Publisher
" Truck-loving kids will respond to this take on settling down to sleep. " - The Horn Book Guide"

This book is a treasure." -Testy Yet Trying blog"

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"

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"

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"

If your little reader is mad for trucks, you must get this gem of a book!" -SweetOnBooks.com"

Gentle rhymes and soft-colored pictures of favorite trucks are the perfect way to lull any child into sweet dreams." - Bookmarkable 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"

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"

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811877824
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
05/04/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,437
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Meet the Author

Sherri Rinker is a graphic designer and is constantly inspired by the passions of her two young boys.

Tom Lichtenheld loves drawing pictures and telling silly stories. His books include the best-selling Duck! Rabbit!, Everything I Know About Cars, and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My almost 2 yr old loves this book. The illustrations are beautifully done & eye catching. For any little boy who loves construction equipment, this is a must have book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nook version of this book is Nothing like the hardcover. I gave it one star, because Barnes & Noble was nice enough to credit my account back the money I spent on it after I didn't like it. First of all, it doesn't read to you, which in my opinion is the only reason to get a kids Nook book. Second of all, the color picture is an 1/8 of the size in the real book. The hardcover version has full color illustrations and the Nook has small rectanglular pictures. Bummer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nook version is horrible! half the pages have no pictures. when there are pictures, they are very small. pages with words only will not hold the interest of toddlers! don't waste your $ on the nook version!
Granny07 More than 1 year ago
What a sweet and gentle bedtime story...about cranes, excavators, dump trucks, and bulldozers finishing their day's work and bedding down for the night...with teddy bear, blanket, and even snoring!
Bonkwaddle More than 1 year ago
When I reviewed the book before I purchased the book, it was animated. When I opened it on my Nook tablet there was no animation. Story is cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book and found it to be a total waste of money. It reads length wise and I think it should be width wise. The pictures are cut off and the writing goes over two pages with no pictures on every second page. Useless book for toddler. Story would be good if it was properly formatted otherwise don't waste your money. I sent a complaint in and got no answer back.
Chloe20 More than 1 year ago
My 17 month old loves this book and we read it every night (for now). Its well written with cute rhyming phrases and the illustrations are great. Reminds me other favorites - the Little Blue Truck books.
ALMA5 More than 1 year ago
The book has talks about big tough trucks that play hard all day settling in for bed. The illustrations make the work trucks look friendly and to which a child can relate. The hushed tones and rhythmic story makes me drowsy as I read it to our son. He insists we read it every night at bedtime.
Selah730 More than 1 year ago
Great book especially if your little one is into all things construction related as my grandson is! He enjoyed the pictures and what the characters had to say!
AmyBird33 More than 1 year ago
My two year old son loves this book--he says the lines with me! It's a very cute story of each piece of construction equipment working hard and then getting ready for bed. The illustrations are beautiful and thoughtful. A must-have!
frog-monster More than 1 year ago
this is an absolutely fabulous book. i have purchased several for gifts. my 2 1/2 year old just loves when i read &quot;construction site&quot; to him. he has also learned the name of many trucks and identifies them on the road. i highly recommend this book.
SharynR More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 2 year old grandaughter who loves heavy equipment.
baba2 More than 1 year ago
My two young grandsons (2 and 4) are passionate about vehicles, so I was disappointed that they were not very enthusiastic about this book. One major problem is that is has been poorly formatted for the Nook. The final sentences and even syllables are often not completed on the same page, making it hard to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story for a quiet before bed read. However, having also read the hardcover, the ebook's pictures are not as grand; they are smaller than screen size. This book also doesn't have the "read to me" option. That being said the story itself is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable bedtime story, but the formatting for the Nook is horrible. The illustrations are lovely but you can barely see them. I don't understand why this wasn't formatted as a Nook Kids book rather than just an e-book. The point of these types of stories are the illustrations half of which seem cut off. Wish I could get my money back very disappointed with the purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story. I agree with other posts...NOT formatted well. 6 pages long and very small pictures. Very disappointed. :(
Bookwormcarrie More than 1 year ago
My almost 3 year old really enjoys this book and asks for it often. My only complaint is that the pictures are too small on the Nook. It seems like it could have been formatted better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son (nearly 3) loves this book! It helps quiet him as we get ready for bed, and he loves to say goodnight to each truck. If your little guy (or girl) likes trucks this book is a must!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations along with diggers and a sweet bedtime story. A perfect fit for my active 3 year old.
LOBOPA More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful bed time story for pre school and primary school children. I would recommend this for both boys and girls. Children would learn and recognize the machinery used in construction sites. The author personifies the machines. The machines and the construction sites are personable and friendly. I would drive by the construction site and say there is the steam shovel, etc. Or I hope my nephew would point to the different machines and name them. The illustrations are colorful and soothing and appealing to an early reader. I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers of the above age group.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old grandson opened this first on Christmas Day... and all else stopped while they had to read the story. The rest of the morning progressed very slowly as they returned to the book after every couple of presents and re-read it! By the weekend, they had texted his uncle that they'd read it at least 30 times. Now, a week later... he is quoting it over the phone to me. What more could I have asked for in a gift for him!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DragonGirl35 More than 1 year ago
I got this for a 2 year old little boy and he loves it! His family says it's their favorite book now :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grand son loves this story can't tell you how many times we have read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago