BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Review of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld

Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 4, 2011
Buying Links: Amazon     The Book Depository

Book Blurb (from goodreads):

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.

Reviewed By: Bea

Bea's Thoughts:

It's not just truck lovers who'll enjoy this book, but pretty much any young child. This book is a favorite in my classroom of two and three year old; even the kids with little or no interest in trucks enjoy it and request it. I've read it so many times, I just about have it memorized.

The art is done in muted shades, which makes a nice change from the brights that often dominate kids books. The muted tones don't hide the detailing and Lichtenheld has some nice details on each page: a bird sitting on a pile of dirt, scattered rocks, a polka dot blanket on top of one of the sleeping trucks, etc. A favorite is the man with his head sticking out of a window, yelling "Pipe down!" at a snoring truck; the kids LOVE that page.

The text consists of simple rhymes, that directly relates to the accompanying illustrations, and is a sweet story. It flows nicely and makes trucks and construction sites, which can be as scary as well as exciting, relatable and friendly. What child doesn't understand about going to bed at night and the rituals we have; it's an activity that any child can recognize and relate to. "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" is a sweet, pleasant story that children ages one to four will enjoy.

This book is owned by my school.


  1. I love single rhyme books. How fun. This looks like such a great read, and I can think of so many young boys and girls who would love to read it.

  2. I have heard so many good reviews about this book and luckily i came across this blog. Thanks for sharing such an interesting facts about this book.
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