Good Night Engines
Publication Date: October 2003
List Price: $15.00*
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In this imaginative, inviting bedtime book, lyrical verse tells of various vehicles winding down for the night and "rolling off to bed." On alternate spreads, luminous paintings depict a little boy playing with toy engines in his bedroom as well as life-sized engines in the outside world. The soothing text and large, up-close pictures of trucks, planes, and fire engines, among others, will make this a favorite bedtime story of all toddlers and preschoolers who are fascinated with things that go.
MELISSA IWAI has illustrated many books for children, including Gramps and the Fire Dragon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with herfamily.
"a very simple...goodnight story for toddler truck-and-engine lovers...The unforced rhyme beautifully expresses both the rush...then the hush." Booklist, ALA
"little charmer...for the vehicle-obsessed toddler...savory, rich colors...striking...illustrations are meticulous...just enough text to engage...soothing cadence" KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews
"story is as smooth and easy as a familiar lullaby...acrylic, full-page spreads match the quiet text...sure to appeal." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal
"playing to kids' perennial fascination with vehicles...the level of detail with suit preschoolers, as will the rhythms..velvety acrylics" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly