Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (Hardcover)
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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!
- 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
About the Author
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.
"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
"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!" -SweetOnBooks.com
"A great read-aloud story as you are settling your child in for the night." -About.com
" 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
"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