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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Siteby Sherri Duskey Rinker
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"Talk about your meals on wheels!"and#160;Aand#160;convoy of comic food trucks is heading your way, serving up a mouthful ofand#160;good eatsand#160;with aand#160;side of humor and verse.and#160;They've got everything fromand#160;french fries to falafel. You can sample sushi. Build a burger. Eat an empanada!and#160;There's a food truck flavor to satisfy every appetite in this comically illustrated picture bookand#160;with rhyming text.and#160;A fun andand#160;informative homage to tasty treats and transportation.and#160;Additional fun facts on food history andand#160;nutrition are also peppered throughout the book.
"A noisy construction site may be an unorthodox setting for a bedtime story, but newcomer Rinker and Lichtenheld (Shark vs. Train) tie together the dual themes neatly. Though more subdued than the trucks that drive Kate and Jim McMullan's I Stink! and I'm Dirty!, these anthropomorphized vehicles have a similar graphic feel and cheerful demeanor. After five machines are first pictured hard at work, they appear against a blazing sky: 'The sun has set, the work is done;/ It's time for trucks to end their fun./ So one by one they'll go to bed/ To yawn and rest their sleepy heads,/ Then wake up to another day/ Of rough-and-tough construction play!' Each truck performs one final task before settling down to sleep, with gentle encouragement: 'Shh... goodnight, Bulldozer, goodnight.' 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. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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 With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
A comical fleet of fourteen food trucks is rolling into town in this fun and informativeand#160;picture book about the street food craze.and#160;Mark Todd's cartoon illustrations and rhyming text introduceand#160;this culinaryand#160;convoy as they take toand#160;the streetsand#160;serving up yummy treatsand#160;and some surprising facts about America's contemporary chuckwagons.
Can Mouse's perenially well-intentioned pals help him catch some much-needed Z's?
Itand#8217;s time for bed, but Mouse is wide awake. If a forest full of friends who curl and cuddle, drift and snuggle, canand#8217;t lull poor Mouse to sleep, what will help Mouse say good night? This endearing story of friendship, with irresistible artwork by the New York Times best-selling illustrator Jed Henry, is the charming companion to Cheer Up, Mouse!.
About the Author
Like many kids raised in the 70's, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, its neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog.
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