"This is the construction worker. These are her clothes. This is the hard hat. And boots—with steel toes! These are the gloves and the bright orange vest. This is the tool belt—and now she is dressed!" Prereaders can follow this construction worker through her day, as she and her crew work together on a multistory building that grows taller and taller, while using plenty of heavy equipment to get the job done. Laura Godwin's simple, declarative sentences have a rhyme and rhythm to pull young listeners along, and Julian Hector's shaded cartoon images remind us just a bit of the heroic workers in vintage WPA posters.
This Is The Construction Worker
Author: Laura Godwin. Julian Hector, illus.