BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK! by Jean Reidy

BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK!

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An animal construction crew works each day of the week to complete a fun surprise for the neighborhood.

Sunday is “Dream day! / Study, scribble, scheme day. / Map, measure, plan a treasure. / Gather up a team day!” A tiny mouse acts as crew boss, checking notes on a clipboard and happily shouting into a miniature bullhorn. The rest of the goggle-eyed crew can’t wait to get to work. On Monday, the diggers arrive (and the rhyming verse makes its only stumble). Timmers gleefully stretches the excavator’s cab to accommodate the giraffe’s long neck. Tuesday brings the road rollers—and skateboard, roller-skate, and unicycle rollers, too. A family of worms is displaced (with suitcases strapped to their backs)—but not to worry, they return in the end. Deliveries of brightly colored equipment roll in, while hammers swing and drills buzz. The construction site is booming all week. But what are they building? The final reveal is none too shocking, but it’s still fun to spot all of the animals who made appearances along the way (and see a fitting tribute to each construction animal who worked so hard).

The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: June 14th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61963-556-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2016




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