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Job Site by Nathan Clement
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Sep 16, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-book
Read in September, 2011

It's early morning on another construction job, and the boss gives directions to the drivers who operate heavy machinery such as a bulldozer, an excavator, a loader, a dump truck, a compactor, a mixer, and a crane. The first double page spread shows the boss providing simple instructions, and the next pages follow with the actions of the machines. As large as these trucks may be, they are dwarfed by the enormity of the job they have completed: a small pond with a spouting water fountain and places where humans can gather for fun or quiet reflection. The computer-generated illustrations begin as pencil drawings that are eventually filled with colors and blended shapes, paying tribute to the machines that change our landscape and often make life easier. Young readers will want to look at this one over and over to exclaim over the great trucks.

Pair this title with the author's earlier Drive or Sherri Duskey Rinker's Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site.

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