"Do their mommies tuck them in while their daddies sing a goodnight song? Do they ask for one more story and then snuggle into a cozy service station?"
BRIANNA CAPLAN SAYRES didn't know anything about trucks-until her two-year-old son started to teach her everything about them. Now she and her husband put two boys to bed each night in a New Jersey home filled with diggers, dump trucks, and fire engines. This is Brianna's first picture book. You can visit her on the Web at BriannaCaplanSayres.com.
PreS-K-With its gentle tone, soft colors, and singsong rhyme scheme, this book is a solid choice for any truck-obsessed preschooler. Each page follows the imagined bedtime routine of grand vehicles like garbage trucks, monster trucks, snowplows, and even fire trucks. Fun, imaginative verse appears on every page: "Where do monster trucks sleep/when they've done a day of crushing?/Do they find a giant puddle/ when their metal teeth need brushing?" The final spread shows a sleepy boy safely tucked into bed, surrounded by his sleepy-looking, smiling toys. The illustrations of cartoon trucks with expressive faces give away Slade's Disney animator background. Pair this selection with Katherine Ayres's Matthew's Truck (Candlewick, 2005) and you've snagged the attention of young truck fanatics.-Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Sure to find an audience among small fans of big trucks." -Booklist
"...Trucks can be big and noisy and moderately terrifying. Caught right, as here-- what's not to love?" -Kirkus Reviews "...a solid choice for any truck-obsessed preschooler... Fun, imaginative verse appears on every page." -School Library Journal "Taking you from the construction site to the farm to the monster truck arena and more, little ones will be ready to close their eyes by the time they've visited each truck." --Random Acts of Reading "This book is just plain adorable! ...The rhyming text compliments with words that are perfectly matched to the individual machine." -- Youth Services Book Review "...a must have for every little one who is a big truck/construction truck lover!" --CMLD Kids/Teens Book Reviews "The pictures in this book are amazing and the rhyming phrases that accompany them make this a super cute story." --Kiss the Book (a book review site for school librarians)