- File Size: 51157 KB
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (February 14, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LZO05UJ
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From the Publisher
The long-awaited sequel to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site has arrived!
"Another job well done."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review.
Down in the big construction site. Five trucks wake to morning light.
They’re eager to get things underway. There’s a brand-new job to start today!
Cooperation got it done; teamwork made it fast-and fun!
Collect the whole series!
There's plenty of work to get done down on the construction site, day or night!
From School Library Journal
"A concrete example of cooperation and teamwork."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Kids who love vehicles will delight in this vibrant sequel spotlighting each truck's contribution to a team effort."--Common Sense Media
"Truck aficionados and gear jammers everywhere are going to be sold on this fully loaded book."--the Children's BooK Review
"A rumbustious treat."--The Wall Street Journal
"Anyone who loves Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site will love its sequel, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site."--Kid Lit Reviews
"People will be revving their engines to get their hands on this sequel."--Booklist
"Sure to be a hit."-Kirkus Reviews
"Another job well done."--Publishers Weekly, starred review --This text refers to the board_book edition.
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First, the artwork is beautiful. It is realistic while still being playful. This isn't abstract art, but an honest-to-goodness return to childlike renderings of gigantic construction equipment having fun while getting work done. It looks like the artists used colored pencils (lots of blue and orange) on rough white and black paper. This softens the massive iron characters while keeping the images clean. The pictures are a delight to look at, and fascinate the boy too. It is a welcome relief from all the computer generated art that has invaded much of childrens' media lately. I wouldn't say the pictures should be framed and put up on a wall, but, well, yeah, they probably should. I'd put a few up if it wouldn't mean cutting up the book - a few are pretty majestic.
Second, the story is clear, simple, and perfect. Some jobs are too much to do on your own, and it's OK to ask for help. The 5 trucks from the original "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" wake up in the morning, and have to build a huge building. They know they can't do it alone, so they call 5 new trucks to help out. Each truck pairs up with a new one to do things they couldn't do alone. For example, Cement Mixer needs to pour cement on an upper floor of the building, which he can't reach. So, he gets help from Pumper Truck to get it up there. It's a task neither could complete on their own. What a wonderful way to present teamwork and friendship! In the end, all the trucks snuggle up and go to sleep, too, so it's a perfect segue to bedtime. One small critique I'd make is that sometimes the rhymes are a little clunky. But, that is easy to forgive for such a beautiful story. Also, they make sure to use important words ("cooperation", "teamwork") on the stresses, just so they're emphasized for little readers.
Third, my son has demanded this book be read at least three times every day since he got it. He even demands it be read just before nap time, which he's never done with any other book. Usually, as soon as I read the last word in the book, he immediately tells me to read it again. During the read, he's pretty much spellbound. A few of the pages are cliffhangers, and my son enjoys calling out which new truck is coming down the road. By the end of the book, he always likes to go through and describe which truck does which work. Since he pays such close attention during the read, it tends to slow him down and prepare him to go to sleep. During the day, I hear him mumbling out lines he heard from the book while playing with his trucks. We got the original "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" last winter, and it has been a nightly read since then. Now, he loves reading both of these books together, since they are kind of like Part 1 and Part 2 of the same story.
As a few of the other reviewers mentioned, the new crew of trucks includes a few girls. I thought this wouldn't be such a big deal for my boy, but I was wrong. Before turning the page to the next pair of trucks, my son always makes me identify which one is the girl and which the boy. Sometimes I get it wrong, and he says "Noooo! THAT's the girl, THAT's the boy!" Just to make sure they're always equal, he even decided Dump Truck (a boy) was a girl, since his partner Front-end Loader is a boy.
This book is great.
For parents: If you don't have it, get it. Your kid will love it.
For the authors: *PLEASE* write more books! I'll get every one!!
Reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is for the money paid, want more buttons/sounds to use in story. Each page utilizes the four sounds over and over, becoming monotonous & annoying, even to the kids (the 5th sound is snoring so not applied like others in story). A little more variety would be well appreciated.
It is a nice size for traveling/taking it places to entertain as well if need be. Certainly durable too. Have had no issues with book otherwise. Would I buy again? Don’t know
Top international reviews
We read it a lot
Used to sign out of the library over & over
Finally purchased, and at a good price
Great for 3 & up!
L'histoire est très orientée « on est plus fort en équipe, seul c'est moins bien ».
Si c'est un message qui vous va, c'est un livre à cinq étoiles.
Moi je trouve qu'il y a beaucoup d'autres qualités qui valent une histoire.