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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (Children's Concept Book, Picture Book, Board Book for Kids)

by (author) Sherri Duskey Rinker

illustrated by Ethan Long

Chronicle Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Cars & Trucks
Recommended Age
0 to 2
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price

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Where to buy it


From Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the #1New York Times bestsellersGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site,Steam Train, Dream Train, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, andConstruction Site on Christmas Night.

Join Dump Truck on his colorfully busy day at the construction site! Little construction fans will love the colors that fill the world of the bestsellingGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series, from the blue sky in the morning to the white moon at night. This concept-driven board book features characters from the original book in the series, continuing the brand and reaching a new, younger audience. Work is always lighter with friends by your side!

• Teaches colors to kids
• Rhyming words make reading fun
• Features characters from the original book

Children who likeGoodnight, Goodnight Construction Site,Steam Train, Dream Train,Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, andExcavator's 123 will be excited about this book.

• Great gift for preschoolers who like trucks, construction, building, and cars
• Parents and teachers of toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy reading this with kids
• Fans of author Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ethan Long, internationally recognized illustrator, will love this book

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author ofThe 12 Sleighs of Christmas as well as the #1New York Times bestsellersGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site;Steam Train, Dream Train; andMighty, Mighty Construction Site. Sherri lives with her photographer husband and two sons in the Chicago area.

Ethan Long is an internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator with more than 70 titles to his credit.Up, Tall and High! was a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner and Chamelia and the New Kid in Class was a Children's Choice Book Award finalist. He is also part of the creative team behindGive Me Back My Book! He lives in Orlando, Florida.

Editorial Reviews


"Lichtenheld's detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details. — Recommended for vehicle- and bedtime-themed storytimes, this is sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers." - School Library Journal, starred review

"A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams" - Booklist, starred review

"A delightful debut." - The New York Times

"Truck-loving kids will respond to this take on settling down to sleep. " - The Horn Book Guide

"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." - Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for sleepers who are more fascinated by the motorized and muddy than by the soft and fluffy. A certain subset of parents and grandparents will see this book and shout, "At last!" - Chicago Tribune

"Rhyming, trucks and a goodnight theme, what could be better for wakeful vehicle-lovers?" - Raleigh News and Observer

"The perfect bedtime tale for your avid truck fan! " - My Four Monkeys Blog

"An ideal bedtime book for all those truck-loving toddlers and preschoolers! — If there's a truck fan in your family, this is a great pick? Drive it to the top of your pile of story time truck reads as well." - Waking Brain Cells blog

"Gentle rhymes and soft-colored pictures of favorite trucks are the perfect way to lull any child into sweet dreams." - Bookmarkable blog

"Adorable bedtime book that construction equipment fans will beg for again and again? an entertaining twist on the typical bedtime story. Five Stars? bound to be a classic." -The Librarian's Daughter blog

"For all those youngsters who feel coziest with a cement mixer jammed into an armpit and a dump truck wedged at their feet, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site might be the best bedtime book ever." - Hampton Roads