A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Identifies types of trucks and the lays out the steps to building a road. Shows the impact of roads on animals. Rhyming patterns.
Teamwork is important and fun. Doing your best helps everyone, not just you.
Positive Role Models
The trucks are cheerful, work together, and work hard.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!, by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) is filled with lovely rhymes that make this picture book a delight to read aloud, and the eye-catching, colorful illustrations are absolutely stunning. Like the the other books in thisi series, it's focused on big construction machines. Young young readers can follow along, learning a few sight words and enjoying the perfectly timed rhythm of the verses. The colors on every page from illustrator AG Ford are soft and bright, full of happiness, friendship, and warmth. The hidden detail of the coyote walking under the bridge is a nice moment to talk about how these roads impact wildlife, and how road builders are making safe pathways for animals along with these roads.
Is It Any Good?
With fun words in perfect verse and stunning images on every page, this delightful read from Sherri Duskey Rinker is among the best read-aloud books for young truck enthusiasts. Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! shows teamwork through trucks and projects, and the vibrant illustrations by AG Ford are engaging, happy, and packed with details. This is a great book for young readers to understand the rhythm and playfulness of language, and it's a delight for snuggled-up reading time.
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