Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Review: Three Cheer for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker

by Sherry Duskey Rinker
Illustrated by AG Ford
Chronicle Books LLC
Picture Book
40 pages
 ages 3 to 5

From the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site comes a heartwarming and inspiring tale featuring the first female character to join the core construction crew!

She might be small, but she's got it all—she's Kid McGear, Skid Steer! Kid McGear is the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew and she's eager to help with even the roughest and toughest construction work. But when a steep cliff puts the other trucks in danger, can the new Kid on the site prove she's big enough for even this big, big job?

• Features playful rhyming text throughout that pairs perfectly with the captivating illustrations to tell a complete and powerful story
• A thrilling tale of teamwork shows the BIG potential in the littlest readers and is a must-have read-aloud for construction fans both big and small
• Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers. AG Ford, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Construction Site on Christmas Night


Fans of tractors, back-hoes, dump trucks and all things construction will Kid McGear and all the determination the tiny skid-loader brings with him.

A flatbed arrives on the construction site bringing along a new member to the already busy crew. The little skid loader is energetic and friendly, but all the jobs appear to be a bit too big for him. When an accident leaves two important construction vehicles in trouble, Kid McGear might be exactly the hero the construction site needs.

This is such a fun, inspiring read for construction and big vehicle fans. Familiar as perhaps lesser known vehicles appear on the pages doing what they do best. It's a busy construction site and the illustrations bring this to life, allowing the atmosphere to radiate from every page. But that's only the beginning. The star is a little skid loader, and this guy has quite the sunshiny attitude, too.

There's a bit of action and some tension as a true adventure unrolls. The vehicles are never mean to each other, and yet, the disappointment of Kid McGear is impossible to miss as he's pushed aside as not being big enough. His readiness to help is pure and everybody stands at his side. There's cooperation as well as a bit of ingenuity. It's a happy read, which begs to be read again and again.

And here they are...

The Author...
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers. Sherri lives with her photographer husband and two sons in St. Charles, Illinois.

The Illustrator...
AG Ford, a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Construction Site on Christmas Night. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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