Mighty Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, 2017
(Ages 2 to 5)
Mighty Mighty Construction Site continues the story of five rough and tough construction vehicles first introduced in the New York Times best seller Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. In this story, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, Cement Mixer, Bulldozer, and Excavator wake up to a beautiful new morning to face their biggest construction job yet. The job is so big in fact, they enlist help from five other construction vehicles including a skid steer loader, a flatbed, a pumper truck, a backhoe, and a front loader. They work together as one big “supercrew” to get the job done. After accomplishing their task, the trucks curl up to dream of future adventures.
I am a big fan of Tom Lichtenheld’s work and I particularly love the way he cleverly draws expressive faces on each of his characters bringing the construction vehicles to life. His bold, action packed drawings combined with the rhyming text make this a perfect book to read during a construction themed storytime or one-on-one with anyone who loves trucks. With the end of the story focusing on the construction crew going to sleep, this becomes one of those great books that can be read at bedtime or any other part of the day to almost any audience and it will be enjoyed.