Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: A Wonderful Bedtime Story for Toy Truck Lovers

The big trucks are getting ready for bed as the sun sets in the big construction site.

As your toddlers grow older, the kinds of things that appeal to them may change from time to time. For example, some of them may have a particular love for toy trucks. Knowing what your kids love can help you when you need to persuade them to do certain things.

One good example is when you need to get them to bed. If your kids are quite energetic, it can be a real challenge to persuade them to sleep at night. Thankfully, Sherri Duskey Rinker wrote a beautiful storybook that can help toy truck lovers wind down and get ready for bed.

Meet the Hardworking Trucks

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site features five hardworking trucks in a big construction site. Crane Truck raises heavy beams, swings it around, and sets it down right on the mark. Cement Mixer spins and churns while singing to the beats of a song. Dump Truck loads the dirt and moves them from one place to another. Bulldozer uses its mighty blade to level the ground, and Excavator uses its strong gravel-arms to dig holes and shape the land.

The trucks work hard to make roads and construct the main building on the construction site. But when the sun sets, it’s time to end the fun and get ready to sleep. They need to rest their sleepy heads so that they can get ready for another day of constructed play tomorrow.

Each truck has its own personality and sleep preference that's easy to relate.

Parents Need to Know

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is Sherri Duskey Rinker’s first book. Inspired by her youngest son’s love for trucks, she wrote the story to tuck her boys in bed. The book was New York Times’ Bestseller on January 29th, 2012.

Comparing the physical book and this interactive iPad app, the storyline is kept intact. As a bonus, you can record your own narration so your kids listen to your voice when they read.

You can also record your own voice to narrate the story for your kids.

Things I Like

I love the story and Tom Lichtenheld’s illustration. Not only can kids learn the different roles of each truck, but they also see how they have different personalities. For example, Crane Truck likes to hug a teddy bear when it sleeps. Cement Mixer would get dizzy after spinning his drum the entire day and would request for a bath before he goes to bed.

As for the rest of trucks, well, Dump Truck snores and Bulldozer dreams on a soft bed. Excavator likes to yawn and stretch its arms and back before going to bed. All of these things kids can easily relate to.

Each page of the book includes rhyming text and interactive elements.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site suits kids ages 4+ who love toy trucks. It has rhyming text and interactive elements that engages kids to read. And, it has bedtime activities that they can easily relate to. Hopefully, kids are more willing to sleep after they finish reading it.o

Get it on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.