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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Siteby Sherri Duskey Rinker
Synopses & Reviews
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, itandrsquo;s time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea.
From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot.
"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.
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?
When a teacher gets stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes canand#8217;t reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter!
With a rollicking rhyme and candy-colored illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud for any fan of machines that are big, make loud noises, or flyand#151;or all three at once.
These noisy robots make the alphabet a hilarious adventure!
In this noisy alphabet book, Adam F. Watkinss silly robots are building the alphabet. Featuring hilarious robots making goofy noises, this alphabet book is perfect for young readers.
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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