Going to sleep with cars, trucks, and things that go.


How do little car and truck  lovers go to sleep? VROOOM. . . VROoom. . . VRooom. . . Vrooom. . . vrooom. .  . ooommm m m m . . .

These two sweet, bedtime books are a huge hit. Both feature a particular type of car or truck after they have worked all day. Both have a similar refrain where the reader bids the vehicle “goodnight.”

Off Go Their Engines, Off Go Their Lights by Janice Milusich and David Gordon (Penguin Group, 2008) is set in a city, where a taxi picks up its last fare and follows it through the city—past a red pumper truck, a brown delivery truck, and a police car—as all the working cars and trucks end their day.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld (Chronicle Books, 2011) is a wonderfully, rhymed text that focuses on the hard-working construction vehicles.  Who can resist the crane truck that snuggles its teddy bear as it goes to sleep?

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