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Construction Kitties

Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges; illustrations by Shari Halpern

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Preschoolers can join the Construction Kitties for a busy day on the job. From sunup to sundown, these friendly felines work hard as they operate dump trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes. But it’s not all work—a lunch break of sardines and milk hits the spot. Then it’s back to the trucks to finish their grand construction. What will it be? A playground for kitties!

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Praise for Construction Kitties

"This is a book to be shared, particularly in a storytime setting where listeners can show their enthusiasm for the vehicles and the smiling kitties operating them." -- Booklist

"With its bold images and straightforward text, Construction Kitties would make a good storytime choice." -- The Horn Book

"This is sure to be a hit with youngsters." -- School Library Journal

Kirkus, December 1, 2012 issue:

"A good addition to construction-machine collections everywhere." -- Kirkus

Praise for I Love School!, illustrated by Shari Halpern:

 “Halpern’s diverse and appealing students are simply rendered in bright and clear colors.” —School Library Journal

 

Praise for I Love Bugs!, illustrated by Shari Halpern:

 “Halpern uses large, flat planes of bright colors, close-ups, and boldly outlined shapes to make the most of her tiny subjects and their young investigator. Engaging as well as informative.” —Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges; illustrations by Shari Halpern

  • Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges is a professor of illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and owner of Studio Goodwin Sturges, an artists’ representative for children’s book illustrators that she founded with her late husband, children’s book author Philemon Sturges. Judy Sue and Philemon lived in Rome for several years before settling in Boston’s South End, where Judy Sue hangs her hat with her sweet Italian Spinone dog, Tullia—but no Construction Kitties.

    Shari Halpern studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and is the illustrator of many books, including the I Love series written by Philemon Sturges. Some of the diggers in Construction Kitties were inspired by the beautiful purple, aqua, and chartreuse trucks she sometimes sees on construction sites. Shari lives in New Jersey with her husband, a puppet maker, three playground-loving children, and one fluffy Construction Kitty.

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Construction Kitties

Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges; illustrations by Shari Halpern

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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