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Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? Hardcover – May 22, 2012

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"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)

"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)

About the Author

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 Seattle 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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: AD820L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375868488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375868481
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (744 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J.Prather TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It's not only diggers that get the five star treatment in Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night. Each spread features a different truck or piece of heavy machinery, ranging from dump trucks, garbage trucks, fire trucks, snowplows, bulldozers...well, you get the idea!

This is a good choice to pair with Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site if you're looking for a construction themed bedtime, or filling out your story time schedule. The illustrations feature sweet faces on all the trucks; both "kid" trucks and "mom and dad" trucks are expressive and distinctive. The rhyming is smooth as silk and the rhythm is easy, marking this as a good choice for bedtime themed story times.

This books true home will be at bedside though, where the muted color palette will be just the thing to send little transportation fans off to dreamland. For all those young ones who wonder where all the trucks go at night, this book gives a whimsical answer that is sure to delight. The final page, which shows a young boy sleeping in bed, delivers a resounding payoff as we learn where all his trucks go at night.

This is a fun, sleepy, read aloud that is an enthusiastic recommend for any young truck fan's bedtime collection.
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My two year old son is obsessed with construction equipment. When I came across this book at the library I was extremely excited. My son also adores monster trucks, he was over the moon that there was a page in this book dedicated to monster trucks. I love that this book features a variety of trucks. There is a "mommy" and "baby" truck on almost each page. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education and am very well versed in Children's Literature. Toddlers will be drawn in to the predictable pattern in the text and the sweet rhymes. I highly recommend this book!
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My 2.5 year old son loves this book. We just got it today and we've already read it quite a few times. The illustrations are lovely and the text flows off the tongue easily. I'm sure this will be a favorite for quite some time. It won't be long before I have the whole book memorized (ha!)
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"Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?" is a wonderful addition to classic bedtime stories like "Goodnight Moon". Charming verse and illustrations-- a must for the homes/schools of young children. Lots of phrase patterns that could be repeated and played with-- "where do dishes, wagons, cars, etc sleep at night?" As a retired Kdgr/First grade teacher, I love this book! It would have been in the front of my classroom bookshelf and a part of many writing experiences... not just for the guys either. Plus, my grandchildren love it!
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There's something really weird about the meter of the rhymes in this book. Some pages are fine and lend themselves perfectly to being read aloud. Others are flat-out awkward. (Looking at you, fire truck page, and your "super-bright night lights.")

This pales in comparison to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. If you're looking for a rhyming book about trucks going to sleep, that's the one you want. Not this one.

The drawings are cute, though.
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My little boy is obsessed with trucks, cranes, monster trucks, etc. and he LOVES this book! We read it every night before bed and he is now "reading" me the story since he knows it by heart! He loves the little boy in the bed at the end, and thinks it's him and all of his trucks in the picture.
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My almost three-year-old son loves all kinds of trucks, like most little boys, so I searched for a truck book for him for Christmas. This one kept showing up in my list of recommendations based on my recent purchases so I decided to give it a chance and I purchased it. This is now one of his favorites and we have read it so many times since Christmas morning but he never gets tired of it! Even his twin sister likes it and we sit, read the book, and talk about the story throughout the day.

At approximately 24 glossy board book pages, this book is a wonderful book for little boys or girls to read in the morning or at night. The story reads in a rhyming way which I love because I think it makes it more fun to read, especially if you are reading it all the time! Each set of pages contains about two sentences that ask kids to imagine how a certain type of truck goes to bed at night. The types of trucks mentioned in the book are diggers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, monster trucks, fire engines, snowplows, car transporters, tow trucks, cranes, tractors and semis so it would be perfect for kids with interests in one or more of those trucks. I think this book is great to feed kids' imaginations because it helps them wonder what trucks do after they've put in a long day's work. A lot of the pages even show the daddy or mommy trucks putting their kid trucks to bed.

My kids love this book and I'm glad I purchased it because we have gotten a lot of use out of it so far! It makes a great bedtime story but can also be read during the day. If you have kids who love reading about big trucks or you just want a good bedtime story, I highly recommend this book!
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By y4kk3r on August 28, 2015
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This book is actually kind of crappy. I was hoping it would be similar to goodnight goodnight construction site but it's not even close. My wife and I don't like it and neither does or son. Oh well, it was cheap.
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