Skip to main content

Construction Kitties

Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, Shari Halpern (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Preschoolers can join the Construction Kitties for a busy day on the job. From sunup to sundown, these friendly felines work hard as they operate dump trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes. But it's not all work—a lunch break of sardines and milk hits the spot. Then it's back to the trucks to finish their grand construction. What will it be? A playground for kitties!

Praise For Construction Kitties

“This is a book to be shared, particularly in a storytime setting where listeners can show their enthusiasm for the vehicles and the smiling kitties operating them.” —Booklist

“With its bold images and straightforward text, Construction Kitties would make a good storytime choice.” —The Horn Book

“This is sure to be a hit with youngsters.” —School Library Journal

“A good addition to construction-machine collections everywhere.” —Kirkus

“Halpern's diverse and appealing students are simply rendered in bright and clear colors.” —School Library Journal on I Love School!, illustrated by Shari Halpern

“Halpern uses large, flat planes of bright colors, close-ups, and boldly outlined shapes to make the most of her tiny subjects and their young investigator. Engaging as well as informative.” —Booklist on Love Bugs!, illustrated by Shari Halpern

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805091052, 28pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2013

About the Author

Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges is a professor of illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and owner of Studio Goodwin Sturges, an artists’ representative for children’s book illustrators that she founded with her late husband, children’s book author Philemon Sturges. Judy Sue and Philemon lived in Rome for several years before settling in Boston’s South End, where Judy Sue hangs her hat with her sweet Italian Spinone dog, Tullia—but no Construction Kitties.

Shari Halpern studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the illustrator of many books, including Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and the I Love series written by Philemon Sturges, and is the author and illustrator of Dinosaur Parade. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.