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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

July 3, 2011

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
Chronicle, 2011
picture book

Do you know any construction fans? Any children who know all the names of every single kind of work vehicle? Me, too. And now I’ve found the perfect bedtime book for them!

As each vehicle at the construction site as it finishes his job for the day, there is one last thing to do and then you’ll say goodnight. Gentle rhymes and soft-colored pictures of favorite trucks are the perfect way to lull any child into sweet dreams.

Cement Mixer finishes his day . . .

Spinning, churning all day long,

Cement Mixer sings his whirly song.

Now (yawn!) he’s weary

and so dizzy,

From the fun that keeps him busy,

With one last spin, he pours the load.

He’s ready now to leave the road.

He takes a bath, gets shiny-bright,

Pulls up his chute, turns off his light.

He cuts his engine, slows his drum,

And dreams sweet dreams of twirly fun.

Shh . . . goodnight, Cement Mixer, goodnight.”

Say goodnight to more trucks at the construction site — Crane Truck, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is on Facebook and you can watch the YouTube video.

Book Play: Go watch a construction site and identify the different vehicles. Then, make your own construction site in a sand box.

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  1. July 3, 2011 5:05 pm

    My two and a half year old grandson and I love this book as a favorite goodnight story – fills such a void for truck and backhoe loving children!

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