Construction Site Gets a Fright!: A Halloween Lift-The-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Young Reader Edition)

by Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author) Ag Ford (Illustrator)

Construction Site Gets a Fright!: A Halloween Lift-The-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Young Reader Edition)

Celebrate a night of spooky fun with the construction crew from the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series!

On a dark and windy Halloween night, the trucks are ready for bedtime. But with tricks and treats on their minds, the familiar construction site starts to seem a little eerie! Lift the flaps to turn spooky scares into silly surprises, as the trucks find out that they are all safe and sound--and learn that laughing with friends is the best way to turn fright into fun!

Sherri Duskey Rinker's rollicking, rhyming text pairs perfectly with heartwarming illustrations by AG Ford to deliver an interactive Halloween tale that will delight little readers and their families.

INTERACTIVE BOARD BOOK: Seven sturdy flaps throughout encourage interactive reading and help little ones develop fine motor skills. Kids will love revealing surprise transformations beneath every flap!

A GREAT READ-ALOUD: Sherri Duskey Rinker's energetic rhymes make for a satisfying read-aloud experience, keeping construction-loving kids engaged all the way through.

INTRODUCTION TO HALLOWEEN: It's the perfect way to share the spooky fun of Halloween with little ones, with a reassuring message that nothing is as scary as it seems, once you take a closer look!

FAMILIAR FRIENDS: This book features the same beloved trucks and construction site from the original Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site book.

Perfect for:

Fans of the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series

Truck and construction vehicle enthusiasts


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School Library Journal

Toddler-PreS—Even the mightiest of machines can get a fright from time to time, and everyone's favorite construction crew is in for some spooky tricks on this dark and windy All Hallow's Eve. Still dressed in their Halloween finest, each digger and mover encounters a frightful scene on their way to bed: Crane Truck sees a monster, Dump Truck happens upon a witch, Bulldozer encounters a giant, and Skid Loader hears something shriek. Fortunately, the scary spectacles are quickly debunked by the crew as harmless construction site clutter. As all the trucks are about to tuck themselves into bed, Cement Mixer stirs up a ruckus, alerting the crew to the appearance of a ghoulish ghost. Nothing is as it seems on this Halloween night, and the trucks have a good laugh as they discover the specter was none other than their sheet-clad friend Excavator. Rinker's rhymes and Ford's illustrations are a formula that can be placed in almost any context to great success. The lift-the-flap format adds to the visual impact of the crew's perception versus reality. VERDICT Young readers, from toddlers to kindergarteners, will delight in the Halloween hijinks of their beloved things-that-go. A recommended purchase for holiday collections everywhere.—Sarah Simpson

Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; Mighty, Mighty Construction Site; Construction Site on Christmas Night; and Three Cheers for Kid McGear! Sherri lives with her photographer husband and two sons in the Chicago area.

AG Ford, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Construction Site on Christmas Night and Three Cheers for Kid Mcgear! He lives in Dallas, Texas.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Chronicle Books
Publication date
August 20, 2022
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Young Reader Edition
BISAC categories
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV017030 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Halloween
Library of Congress categories
Toy and movable books
Stories in rhyme
Lift-the-flap books
Construction equipment

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