Shape Up, Construction Trucks!

Pajama Pr. Sept. 2020. 24p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781772781342.
PreS-K–This picture book uses images of real construction vehicles to teach various shapes. Each spread depicts construction vehicles on construction sites, including dump trucks, mixers, and cranes. A rhyming prompt asks readers to find a certain shape on each vehicle. “Lifting hook / Lifting hook / Coming through! / I spy a diamond — / How about you?” Large photos, bold type, and color-specific shapes serve as wonderful aids for young readers to strengthen their identification skills. The repetitive text encourages children to read along with the story. The back matter provides age-appropriate geometry activities.
VERDICT Sure to be a hit with collections and storytimes.

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