Sam and the Construction Site
Young Sam absolutely loves watching the big machines at the construction site, but he knows it’s against the rules for him to go inside. But when some big boys dare him to anyway, he does… and causes all sorts of problems! When the police come, will Sam be able to explain his actions?
Young readers will delight in the adventures of Sam as he operates the big machines kids dream of using. Sam gets to drive a steamroller, a cement truck, and a big crane, and he causes accidents every step of the way. Parents and kids alike will love the ending, when it’s revealed that Sam had altruistic motives after all: foiling a bank robbery! And on future readings, kids will love pointing out those bad guys creeping through the background of early pages.Illustrations are very cute, with fantastic facial expressions and just the right amount of attention to detail on both people and machines. Little ones, especially those who love construction machines, will probably want to add this one to their regular reading rotation.
Tjibbe Veldkamp, Alice Hoogstad, Illustrator