About the Book
Title: Sing-Along Construction Song | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneedon | Publication Date:August 11, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 5
** This book features vivid illustrations and kindle pop-up text**
** A free song download for this book is available at LouiseLintvelt.com **
A fun sing-along book for little construction enthusiasts. Visit the construction site early in the morning and join the rough and tough construction vehicles, as they go about their daily work.
Louise Lintvelt’s new book is conveniently timed with my three year old’s interest in sing books (like Pete the Cat) as he does at home and at school. While the illustrations are delightful enough with great construction “characters,” the addition of the song really makes this a fun and interactive book and reading experience for children. We like that each machine has his own “song” and we get to see what the machine does as he works in the construction site. If your child, like mine, loves construction type books, you know that being able to walk through the illustrations looking at each machine work is great. We give this one two thumbs up for the book and the song! Check out our review of her book, Goodnight Sleep Tight, which is another fun picture book.
The Early Buzz About the Book
“This may very well be the most beautiful construction book on the market – definitely the best I’ve ever seen on the subject. Sing-Along Construction Song has gorgeous watercolor illustrations and the rhymes are quite obviously very well thought out. This book makes the PERFECT read-aloud for an all-age group and isn’t just a “boy book”. ~ 5 Star Review, Jenny, Amazon
About the Author: Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.
I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.
I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.
When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight.
I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.