Monday, June 27, 2011

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
Chronicle Books, 2011. Unpaged. Picture Book.

Bears bed down for the night, why not bulldozers? Rinker's delightfully rhyming text is perfectly illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld and is a dream of a bedtime story for young construction fans. "Spinning, churning all day long,/ Cement Mixer sings his whirly song./ now (yawn!) he's weary and so dizzy,/ From the fun that keeps him busy." So he takes a bath, slows his drum, and goes to sleep. A builder's version of "Goodnight, Moon," this story is a lovely wind-down for kids and their grown-ups after a busy day.

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