Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

A rhyming tale of a small crew of construction vehicles who have a big job to do.  Inviting others to join their team, they work together and get the job done.

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker

Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Length: 40 pages, 7-40 words per page

Ages: 2-4

Word Choice: Excellent rhyme and rhythm comprise this story of cooperation.  My son loves the description of each vehicle’s work, as well as the individual personalities that the trucks are given.

Illustrations: Whimsical, full-spread pastel illustrations cause these machines to come alive.  Even though the style is cartoonish, the trucks’ important parts are recognizable for kids who are fascinated by construction vehicles.

Read-aloud-ability: This is a great book for reading aloud.  We have read it at least 30 times and not grown weary of it.  I have often chosen this book to read to the kids before bed as it is an enjoyable read.

Additional thoughts:  This book is quite similar to ‘Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site’ which we have also enjoyed, particularly as a bedtime book.  This story focuses much less on the individual personalities of the trucks, and more on how they take turns and work as a team making it a fun choice for talking about cooperation to young construction enthusiasts.

Kids’ Vote: 4.5

Parents’ Vote: 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.5

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