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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: 10.4 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 (645 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Brianna Caplan Sayres used to tell her second graders, "When I grow up, I'm going to be a writer." "But you are grown up, Mrs. Sayres," her students would protest. Well, Brianna is still not quite sure she's grown up, but she has grown into a writer. Her debut picture book, "Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?", was published by Random House and her most recent picture book, "Tiara Saurus Rex," was published by Bloomsbury. Brianna has recently returned to her hometown, Seattle, Washington, where she and her husband are kept busy by their two wonderful boys. You can visit Brianna on the web at www.briannacaplansayres.com or www.facebook.com/authorbrianna.

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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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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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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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This has quickly become a favorite for bedtime. After we read Night Night Construction Site every night I knew I had to find an alternative to give myself a break. This book is very sweet, and it has Mommy trucks which is really fun for Moms.The pictures are really sweet, but the words can be a bit of a tongue-twister for tired parents. This book has been a big hit.
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Our almost-2-year-old LOVES this book. The pictures are wonderful and the text is fun. Five stars for both. Unfortunately, however, the book arrived with pages already falling out, and they have continued to come loose-- we've had to tape the entire thing back together, and we've only had it about a week (and no, it's not that our little guy is pulling the pages out). I wish I could give separate ratings for the content and the construction. Printers, please give this book the quality construction it deserves!
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