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
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