Veldkamp, Tjibbe & Alice Hoogstad. Sam and the construction site. Lemniscaat, 2016. Unpaged. $17.95. ISBN 9781935954491. Ages 4-6. P8Q8
For small children fascinated with construction sites and machinery, this story of a small boy taunted by larger boys into going into a construction site on the dinner break will be fun. Originally published in the Netherlands and translated into English, Sam’s story, while thrillingly told from the point of view of the big boys, really comes through in the pictures. Astute children will pick up hints of what’s really going on and will enjoy the surprise ending. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and early elementary library collections as well as for public libraries.
June 2016 review by Jane Cothron.