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Job Site: 04/21/12
Since August of 2010 we've been watching and listening to the nearby elementary school being rebuilt from the ground up. First came the demolition crew. Then came the diggers and the cement trucks. Now they are framing the buildings and it's really starting to take a recognizable shape.
With all this on going construction, my children have gotten interested in reading books on the subject. A new one published last year is Job Site by Nathan Clement.
The book follows the process of a the foreman (or as he's known the book, "Boss") calling the shots as different machines and workers help to build a park. Clement's detailed and brightly colored (usually with a gradient applied) illustrations catch the eye and show the beauty of these huge machines.
Unfortunately there isn't much in the way of plot or explanation. The plot is just the Boss telling everyone what to do and the park being built page by page. There's little explanation of the hard work that goes into the steps or the many other people who make up a construction site team.