Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
This is the sequel to the much-loved Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (please tell me you have read this). In this instalment, the trucks and . . . . uh, big rig things, build a massive structure in one day.
I would say it’s twice as long as Goodnight Construction Site and can be quite a mouthful when reading.
I won’t lie. I couldn’t care less about trucks and construction vehicles. But kids LOVE construction sites and big vehicles. And, in my experience, this happens in both boys and girls. George adores these books. And watching construction sites. Which I am happy to indulge – as long as I have a place to sit, a book to read and a coffee. He can watch all day for all I care.
But I digress.
What did we learn?
A whole new slew of terms for construction vehicles. Like skid steer and flatbed truck. I also learned how they pour concrete several stories up. I can honestly say I never thought about it before but now that I know – it’s pretty cool.
Why I like it:
George likes it – so I like it. It is actually exhausting to read but he just adores it so I will keep reading. Also, I enjoy that in a book about big, heavy duty trucks of the characters are female. I have never been so aware in my life of gender roles in play and books so I am always happy when I see that girls are encouraged to like stereotypical ‘boy’ things.