Anyone that knows the board book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site should run right out and get this one for next week. OK, maybe you won’t be able to wait that long. Read it when you get it home! An absolutely read it before your young child goes to bed on Christmas Eve! Santa will wait a little longer for his cookies and milk.
The graphics are just detailed enough, but not so complex that most 2 year-olds can’t figure out what is going on. There is some repetition so they can keep up with the story, but older kids can follow the concepts of kindness and caring in relationships. The rhyming text is terrific for kids learning phonics. Rhyming has been working out well for audiences of all ages, even before Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter. Works for me, too! This is a fun book for parents to read out loud, which is good because you will be reading it over and over, night after night, long after the decorations are packed away.
The construction vehicles in the story end up building a new fire house for the fire engines, but they get some treats for themselves as well. It is a happy story with a lot of warmth and a wonderful chance to talk about how good it feels to give.
Enjoy this fun little book during the holiday season!