Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

By Sophie Powell

The poem Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc has always been one of my favorites, and I learned it by heart as a child for a poem-speaking competition; Tarantella’s masterful rhyme and rhythm, evocative of a flamenco beat, are infectious and it has marvelous mystery and atmosphere.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (a picture book for preschoolers) is a different genre of literature to Tarantella, nevertheless its author Sherri Duskey Rinker has the same enchanting gift with rhyme and rhythm that I have not experienced since Tarantella.  Reaching #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s ...

December 31, 2013 | Sophie Powell

children's literature