Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Chronicle Books / 2011 / Hardcover

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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 and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Product Information

Title: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2011
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0811877825
ISBN-13: 9780811877824
Ages: 4-8
Stock No: WW877824

Publisher's Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book and beloved bedtime story!

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!

Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this construction book for kids a surefire bedtime favorite.

WILDLY POPULAR CHILDREN'S AND TODDLER BOOKS: Since its debut more than a decade ago, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and the series of books it launched have become beloved favorites of kids and parents alike, with millions of copies sold. This popular, timeless nighttime story continues to delight families everywhere!

STANDOUT PICTURE BOOK:  This delightful construction truck book is hailed by Booklist, in its starred review, as "especially for those who like wheels with their dreams."

PERFECT READ-ALOUD: Author Sherri Duskey Rinker's sweet rhyming text and irresistible artwork by illustrator Tom Lichtenheld soothe little ones into a peaceful rest. This delightful kids book is perfect for little ones who can't get enough of construction stories, day or night!

Can't get enough of these tough trucks? Many more titles in bestselling book series, including Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!, and Three Cheers for Kid McGear! are available now!

Perfect for:
  • Young truck, tractor, and construction fans
  • Emerging preschool and kindergarten readers
  • Gift for birthday, baby shower, and any occasion
  • Readers who love classic children's books by authors such as Dr. Seuss, Chris Van Dusen, Kevin Henkes, and Sandra Boynton
  • Fans of books about vehicles like Little Blue Truck, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Diggersaurs

Author Bio

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train. She lives in the Chicago area.

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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
" A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams" - Booklist, starred review
"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 delightful debut." - The New York Times
"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
"This book is a treasure." -Testy Yet Trying blog
"If your little reader is mad for trucks, you must get this gem of a book!"
"A great read-aloud story as you are settling your child in for the night."
" Truck-loving kids will respond to this take on settling down to sleep. " - The Horn Book Guide
"A fast-favorite for your littlest builder."-- Reader's Digest
“Your child WILL become obsessed and incessantly request Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Sitenight after night.” -Good Housekeeping
"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

Author/Artist Review

Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Located in: Chicago, IL
Submitted: December 18, 2010

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Sherri has returned to her childhood passion of writing poetry to indulge her own children's passions. A graphic designer, she lives in Chicago with her photographer husband, a cockapoo named Quincy, several fish, a few hermit crabs, an ever-changing array of insects in jars, toys in every corner, and two energetic and inquisitive young boys: one fascinated by bugs and magic and another obsessed with trucks and trains. She's constantly inspired — and often exhausted. She created GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE in hopes of happier bedtimes and sweet dreams for all.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  Love is the motivation for all things. I created this book out of love, inspired by a child that I love. I greatly hope that you will enjoy reading it with a child that you love.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  For me, certain picture books conjure fond memories of my childhood. Sometimes they remind me of the delight or comfort they brought. Sometimes my memories are of the special people that read them to me. My hope of hopes is that the book I've written will become a treasured memory of childhood for some child, somewhere.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  My faith has deepened through this process. I hold no illusions that any of my successes are my own. The inspiration for my writing (my children), the idea and motivation to put the book together, the courage to submit my concept: all glory belongs to Him.

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