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 Construction site : taking flight! (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site)
 Author: Rinker, Sherri Duskey

 Publisher:  Chronicle Books (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [37] p., col. ill., 25 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 754766 ISBN: 9781797221922
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Construction equipment -- Fiction
 Airports -- Fiction
 Stories in rhyme

Price: $22.58

Six truck friends travel to the airport to build a new terminal, expanding the airport for both planes and travelers.

 Illustrator: Ford, AG

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/23)
   School Library Journal (07/01/23)
   Booklist (08/08/23)

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Booklist - 08/08/2023 For young children enthralled by building and maintenance vehicles, construction sites and airports offer good opportunities for observation. Rinker combines the two in this addition to her Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series, which shows an airport expansion project in progress while the airport remains open. The construction vehicles' day begins with Excavator digging an enormous hole for the foundation and Loader transferring the dirt to Dump Truck, who hauls it away. Meanwhile, after a jet lands, Belt Loader moves passengers’ suitcases down to wheeled carts and Tractor tows them away. A snowstorm? No problem! “Construction trucks then lend a hand / so ground crew trucks can work as planned.” Rinker’s rhymed verse keeps a steady rhythm; the simple story unfolds with just enough information for young listeners. Using wax oil crayons, Ford captures the look of Lichtenheld’s art for Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (2011), the first book in the series, while creating nicely composed scenes featuring vehicles with expressive faces, important jobs, and a community of likeminded colleagues. A solid addition to a perennially popular series. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 07/01/2023 PreS-Gr 2—The "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" crew is back to work, this time at the airport, but a traffic jam delays them. The congestion is the moving force for their project; the airport and surrounding roads need to be expanded, helping planes depart and arrive on schedule. The usual suspects get right to it. Excavator digs, Loader fills, Dump Truck hauls, Bulldozer clears, and Cement Mixer pours. The airport employs their own fleet of vehicles, which dutifully facilitate prompt flights. Rubber Removal Machine buffs tire marks from the landing strip, Belt Loader transfers luggage onto planes, and Hydrant Dispenser tops off the planes' fuel tanks. When an unexpected snowstorm hits the airport, which vehicles will roll into action to ensure flights stay on schedule? Rinker does not depart from the expected coupled rhyming structure characteristic of the series and offers detailed explanation of the steps the anthropomorphic vehicles follow to complete the airport expansion. Ford's bright, wax oil pastels are precise and clearly depict the process outlined in the text. VERDICT A story of teamwork, this new arrival will please old and new fans alike.—Emily Brush - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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