Kids + Teens

A Little Truck Lover’s Dream Come True: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Now Personalized!

If you’re like me, and have a truck-loving toddler living under your roof, chances are you’ve heard of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Actually, who am I kidding? This is a #1 New York Times bestseller. You already own this book. You’ve given away copies at birthday parties. Heck, you’ve memorized every page. (“Hey, pipe down!”)

My son Arlo, launching his acting career as “Ethan,” the MyChronicleBooks spokesbaby.

Maybe you haven’t gone to the extreme of having your son pose with the book for promotional photos, like I have, but perhaps that’s only because you don’t work for the book’s publisher.

Needless to say, I’m really excited about the launch of personalized gifts from MyChronicleBooks featuring the adorable Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site artwork by Tom Lichtenheld. In the new personalized edition of the book, you can upload your own photo and write a special message to your child on the dedication page.

Clockwise from top left: dedication page, gift card, placemat, lunch box.

You can send your little one off to preschool with a personalized Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site lunch box, serve up dinner on a personalized placemat, and instantly make any gift better with a dump truck gift card spelling out his name right on the front. Still can’t get enough? Why not decorate his room with custom wall art and a growth chart featuring his very own Crane Truck “reaching, stretching, lifting high!” Toddler heaven.

This is my favorite outtake from the photoshoot… He’s okay, folks!

After watching how excited Arlo was to see the characters of his favorite book jump off the page, I was sold. I’m really looking forward to giving these as gifts, especially the fully-personalized picture books that make your child the star of the whole story. Check out Speedster and Princess, they’re super cute.

Right now, you can subscribe to the new MyChronicleBooks newsletter and enjoy 25% off + free ground shipping on your first personalized order! Use the code MYCBLIVE at checkout (one-time use only). But hurry, the offer ends at midnight September 30, 2012.

And, remember that bit about having your child pose with the book? If you do purchase a personalized product with your child’s name on it, send us a photo! We’d love to share it with our readers here on the blog and on our Facebook page. You can email it to

Guinevere de la Mare
Senior Community Manager

Guinevere de la Mare

Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, book lover, and the founder of Silent Book Club. She lives in San Francisco. She also was the senior community manager at Chronicle Books from 2009-2014.

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