From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Two youngsters stand outside a fence watching a construction crew perform its many tasks, sometimes stopping for lunch or coffee. They are joined by neighbors and passersby, fathers and children, mothers with strollers, and kids with dogs. Each page has about 10 words of text with one brightly colored letter of the alphabet in uppercase font. Many aspects of the construction work are covered, from "Asphalt" to "Tools," and then readers can enjoy the completed amusement park from "Scaffolds" coming down to the "Z-O-O-M" of the roller coaster. As the work progresses, the change of seasons is reflected in the countryside and in the clothing worn. The full-bleed, naive artwork in bright acrylics depicts the vast scene from many angles, showing a close-up view of a squirrel in a tree or a distant patchwork quilt of a farm, but the construction activities always hold center stage. This is a well-thought-out story that allows children to follow the progression of events. There is a wonderful sense of community as the workers cooperate to get the job done and the neighborhood folks avidly watch at first and then enjoy the finished product. A great choice for individual and group sharing.Marlene Gawron, formerly at Orange County Library, Orlando, FL
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"Construction worker wannabes won't be able to pull themselves away!"--Instructor
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"A great choice for individual and group sharing."--School Library Journal