Builder Goose

Builder Goose

It's Construction Rhyme Time!

Book - 2012
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Nursery rhymes are refashioned to feature construction projects.
Published: New York : Sterling, 2012.
ISBN: 9781402771187
Branch Call Number: E398.8 ASH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: De Giorgi, Sergio - Illustrator


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VaughanPLSarahN May 28, 2017

Well written re-working of classic Mother Goose poems with a construction theme for the aspiring builder in your life.

VaughanPLKelly May 12, 2017

Poetry about the construction site using the rhythms of nursery rhymes. Great for children who are fascinated by construction trucks. Illustrated with fun animals working hard.

ElizF Apr 21, 2016

This book worked out well at a school visit. I chose some rhymes to read and would have the kids tell me what the original rhyme was, then we did the original rhyme all together. The kids knew most of the rhymes, but were stuck on a few so they learned new rhymes as well.

Jan 25, 2016

Twinkle, twinkle, little…wrecking ball? Wait a minute! What happened to the little star? What would happen if all of the nursery rhymes you know and love were retold and set at a construction site? You would get “Builder Goose!” This charming nursery rhyme book is filled with new construction themed versions of all of your favorite rhymes. From “Hey! Diddle, diddle this hard hat is little” to “Roll, roll, roll the road,” you will love sharing this book with your favorite member of the construction crew. With builders and backhoes and hard hats too, this book is sure to delight readers of all ages with its clever rhymes and bright, colorful illustrations. Get ready to “Sing a song of garbage” and build a love for “Builder Goose,” a fun-filled book of new nursery rhymes

LookSeeTry Feb 15, 2015

I gave this a 4 because I didn't find the rhymes particularly clever. However, my son loves it and I couldn't get him interested in the other nursery rhymes. He particularly likes the wrecking ball and dump truck rhymes. The illustrations are fairly detailed and allow for a lot of discussion beyond the text.

LMcShaneCLE Apr 09, 2014

Adaptations of classic nursery rhymes that are more fun than the originals.

SPL_Childrens Jul 05, 2012

You won’t be able to resist Boni Ashburn’s catchy rhymes about diggers, dump trucks, cranes, hard hats, hammers and all the that equipment that can be found at a busy (but safe) construction site! For example, try “Bump bump wheelbarrow, have you any nails?” and “Here we go around the construction site”

StratfordLibrary May 02, 2012

It’s construction rhyme time and the little forklift, a jackhammer, three dump trucks and other construction crew members are hard at work in the Land of Mother Goose. Why? Well, Crumbling Bridge is falling down. The Three Little Pigs’ houses need to be rebuilt. And many more constructions jobs on the go - so “Here We Go ‘Round the Construction Site”! Preschoolers will have so much fun with this book that they’ll want to hear it read and sung again and again.


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Sep 12, 2015

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