Book Review | Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
I like love bookstores, especially Barnes & Nobles... so after Chinese food last Friday night, two kids and a baby decided to go crazy and get some books! My mom told me that when looking for children's books, you need find one's that you like to read. So I came up with three items that were essentially a must on the criteria list:
- It needs to rhyme
- It needs to have good illustrations
- It needs to have a good story... I can't stand those books that just describe what something is doing. The cat jumped over the box... but why? Could the cat not jump before? Could all the other cats jump over the box and this one cat just learned how to do it so he would not be made fun of anymore? And now he is part of some cat jumping club and is finally accepted by his family for doing so? WHY DID THE EFFING CAT JUMP OVER THE BOX??? WHY?!?!?
And if it makes me laugh... that's just an added bonus.
So as I review the books Brooks and I read together throughout his childhood, I'll refer to the above as my rating scale.
Now onto the review of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. The books rhythmic story is perfect for bedtime. And though it's not intentionally funny (page gives me a little giggle on the inside). The illustrations are awesome, but more so because of how it complements the story of getting ready and going to bed. These cute little dump trucks and excavators get ready to for bed after a longs days work. So all the pages of the construction equipment doing work have some orange and yellow elements to represent the daytime. Then when they are getting ready for bed, the hues of blue and black come out to represent nighttime. Cute right? I'll be honest, I didn't notice this at first... and midway through reading it the second night I saw it... and then started the book from the beginning because I wanted t to see the transition on each page. Don't worry, Brooks didn't mind.
This book has quickly become our nightly read, and Brooks loves looking at the illustrations on each page. It reads so fun & easy... and it's the perfect length! Long enough where I don't get bored, but not too long where I lose his attention. If you have a little boy who loves big trucks, I HIGHLY recommend adding this one to the shelf. OR if you have a hubby who's not into reading the little one to bed at night, this book might change his mind.