Construction Countdown

K. C. Olson, Illustrated by David Gordon

Henry Holt and Co.

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Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road.
Nine earthmovers scraping up
a load . . .

Count down from ten to one with the busy
construction trucks!

Something wonderful is going on, and every kind of truck has an important job. But what are all those bulldozers and backhoes doing? This bright and lively counting book will delight young construction fans everywhere.
Construction Countdown is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for Construction Countdown

"Gordon's fantastic, digitally created illustrations imbue the scenes with gritty and dramatic realism." --Publishers Weekly

"A welcome addition to help meet the insatiable demand for books on this subject." --School Library Journal

"[T]his delightful book will have children counting trucks everywhere." --Boston Sunday Herald

"Olson's rhythmic, rhyming text is satisfying at each turn of the page." --Booklist

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About the Author

K. C. Olson, Illustrated by David Gordon

K. C. Olson is a children's librarian in the Midwest. The inspiration for this book came from her son, who taught her everything she knows about construction equipment and whose sandbox, unfortunately, isn't nearly large enough. This is Ms. Olson's first book.

David Gordon has done conceptual work for the Pixar/Disney blockbusters Toy Story, Toy Story II, and A Bug's Life. He has also illustrated a book and done work for numerous magazines. An avid fan of all kinds of trucks, he lives in New York.

K. C. Olson
David Gordon


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Construction Countdown
K. C. Olson, Illustrated by David Gordon


Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2004
ISBN: 9780805069204
ISBN10: 0805069208
Picture Book
8 x 9 inches, 24 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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