The construction crew is counting on Excavator, and he won’t let them down! Little readers can count along from 1 to 10 as Excavator revs into action on the construction site. Ready? 1, 2, 3 . . . GO!
I love Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Dream Train, Steam Train, so I was all set to love this one… but it fell a little flat in my opinion. The cadence seems to be just off (in stark contrast to the perfect rhythm of the afore-mentioned titles) and the counting seems forced. The verdict? It’s fine, but not great.
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of <em>The 12 Sleighs of Christmas</em> as well as the #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestsellers <em>Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site</em>; <em>Steam Train, Dream Train</em>; and <em>Mighty, Mighty Construction Site</em>. 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 behind Give Me Back My Book! He lives in Orlando, Florida.