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Construction Kitties (Christy Ottaviano Books) Hardcover – February 5, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Christy Ottaviano Books
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080509105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805091052
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreS-The Sturges-Halpern team is back with another pitch-perfect title for construction-loving preschoolers. The bright, thickly lined illustrations are easy to see from a distance, and the repetitive dirt-moving and hard-hat-donning begs for audience involvement. In addition to getting little ones up and moving, this book also subtly incorporates important language comprehension into the text by emphasizing the difference between the prepositions "into" and "onto." This is sure to be a hit with youngsters.-Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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There are no dozy cats sleeping the day away in this busy book. Four cheerful kitties rise with the sun, eat a hearty breakfast, and then grab their hard hats and head for the construction site, where they have a full day of digging, pushing, and smoothing dirt. What are they doing? Fortunately, they are not digging in a giant cat box, but building a lovely playground for the neighborhood children, as the end pages reveal. The merger of construction vehicles and cats, two picture-book staples, ensures that this book will have broad appeal. The gouache-on-bristol-board illustrations incorporate primary colors and bold lines that reinforce the cheerful industry of the story. The text is simple and repetitive enough that an emerging reader might enjoy trying to read it on their own. But overall this is a book to be shared, particularly in a storytime setting where listeners can show their enthusiasm for the vehicles and the smiling kitties operating them. Preschool-Kindergarten, --Kara Dean

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Our 3 yr old loves this book.
Patti Adamovic
We read this almost every night in addition to a few other books!
Jaymie & Trent Wilhelm
Very cute and it has a lot of bright pictures as well.
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My grandson had read this book at the local library and LOVED it so much he wanted to take it out every time we went. It just made sense to get a copy for him for his very own. One of his favorite book! He loves the fact that the kitties eat "sardines" for lunch!
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I bought this for my son when he was 2.5-3 years old. We read this almost every night in addition to a few other books!
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By JeNeal M. on January 15, 2014
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Very pleasing art depiction for this story and another great way to share a tale that includes construction machines. Well done.
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My Grandson is 2 and loves construction vehicles so this was a great book for him. His sister is six and loved reading it too.
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Construction Kitties has adorable pictures and a simple storyline with a surprise at the end. Fans of construction vehicles and building will enjoy this short and bright read. This would be ideal for preschools and Kindergartens when teaching about construction.
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