Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

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Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First board book edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385374156
Branch Call Number: JBB FIC SAY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,16 x 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Slade, Christian - Illustrator


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Sep 11, 2016

I prefer books to have a plot (even children's books), but aside from the lack of plot, this is a great book to introduce toddlers to a variety of truck types in a fun way.
Good rhyme and meter. Illustrations are lovely.

Jan 27, 2016

Great book for a toddler that loves trucks. I liked that it was different than animals going to sleep.
Our 3 year old loved it and I found the play on words entertaining too.
I also liked that it is a book you can really drive home the point that everything sleeps at night and is still there ready the next day, a message we all want our toddlers to understand ;)

ksoles Aug 04, 2014

“Where do garbage trucks sleep when they’re done collecting trash? / Do their dads sniff their load and say, ‘Pee-yew—time to take a bath’?” With just the right blend of low comedy, sweet notes and inclusive generosity, Brianna Caplan Sayres sings a variety of trucks off to dreamland in her debut book, "Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?"

Using comforting couplets, Sayres eschews the notion of trucks as big, noisy, scary beasts and helps children identify with dump trucks, fire trucks, car transporters, garbage trucks and even monster trucks. Christian Slade’s accompanying artwork features vehicles with charming albeit goofy smiles and droopy eyes, and backdrops of both cities and towns under dusky blue skies. Despite its emphasis on heavy machinery, the book succeeds as a lullaby as the text and illustrations ultimately shift neatly, if predictably, into a little boy's room.

Proof for the 3-6 yr set that even the strongest trucks need rest after busy days of digging, loading and lifting.

MB9 Jun 25, 2012

Solid bedtime story for the truck and construction fan. Reads aloud well, is gently humorous, and the illustrations are charming.

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MB9 Jun 25, 2012

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 5


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