Building by Leah Wachsler
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Clunk.Thunk. Brumm. Vrumm. Clang.Clong. The big empty lot near Nosson’s house is full of excavators, trucks, front loaders and bulldozers. How Nosson loves all the action!
Every day, he watches the workers and tries to copy what they do.
When they fill the dump truck with earth, Nosson goes home and fills his toy box to the top.
When the workers help each other, Nosson helps his friends. When the workers wait for cement to dry, Nosson practices being patient and waiting for his turn.
BUILDING is about more than the progress on a construction site. It’s a story of building character and learning what it means to be big. Detailed, colorful illustrations capture the energy and excitement of trucks and equipment which children find so fascinating.
Throughout the story, Nosson wonders about what is being built on the big lot. Will it be a roller coaster? A pizza shop? A toy store?
At the end, the mystery building is revealed!