We still have quite a few books that we have read and reviewed, but not yet posted about. But, as I thought about which book to give a "Watermelon Award" to this week, the choice seemed obvious. (What's that? Each week we pick one book that our son particularly enjoys, and give it a virtual "watermelon award," after one of little guy's favorite foods). We've reviewed this book here before, but its appeal has continued to grow, so it seems only fitting to feature it this week. Yes, it is about trucks. I can't make any promises, but I think we'll be able to break out of the truck books stint soon. (In an interesting dietary twist, the bookworm seems rather fond of peas this week. Even more so than watermelon. I think we'll keep the name the same for now, though).
This week's winner is...
Construction Countdown (Hardcover), by K.C. Olson. Apparently I have some learning to do about construction vehicles. I thought knowing what a "digger" and "cherry picker" were would be sufficient, but our little guy's growing affection for transportation vehicles leads me to believe some advance knowledge on my part may be required. But that's OK, because there are plenty of books (like this one) to teach me what earthmovers and payloaders look like. This is a great book, with simple rhyming text to describe each two-page spread of vehicles. The ending is particularly delightful.
"Ten mighty dump trucks rolling down the road"
Bookworm's interest at 16 months: He enjoyed this one quite a bit from the first read (and the second, and the third...). A repeat read is the ultimate compliment, right? He likes to point to the trucks while I count them, or to make me point to them, or to point to the people driving the trucks. The cement mixers seem to be his favorite, maybe because we occasionally see them drive by outside.
You can find more books about transportation here, and all of our watermelon award winners here. I've had some interest in other sites also featuring a Wednesday Watermelon Award. If you'd like to do that, feel free to leave a link to your choice in a comment, or just tell us which book is your child's favorite lately, if you don't feel like posting about it.