Construction Site: Taking Flight!

Chronicle. Sept. 2023. 44p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781797221922.
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.

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