cover image Construction Site on Christmas Night

Construction Site on Christmas Night

Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by A.G. Ford. Chronicle, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4521-3911-1

Christmas has arrived at the construction site, and the trucks are finishing up their hard work building a special house. As night comes and snow falls, each truck receives a special gift. Writing in upbeat couplets, Rinker describes each truck’s duties. “Cement Mixer has concrete to pour:/ he lays the foundation, walls, and floor.” By introducing the trucks individually, Rinker allows the excitement of each finding their gifts to resonate every time. Finally, their work is done, and fire trucks roll into “a new home, built just right.” Ford’s oil crayon renderings of the trucks are gently expressive. Truck lovers will gladly welcome the friendly rigs for Christmas. Ages 3–5. [em](Oct.) [/em]