Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, and Kate McMullan will be thrilled by this celebrated and endearing picture book about a young boy with a dream of owning the perfect pet.
When Nolan finds a stray backhoe in the street, he can't wait to adopt it. But this backhoe is not very well behaved. As Nolan tries to train his new pet truck, he learns that maybe this backhoe already has a home…
This delightful story of a boy and his construction vehicle is brought to life with Craig Cameron's vibrant illustrations, making this the perfect addition to every young reader's library.
HarperCollins, 9780062250155, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
About the Author
Lori Alexander is mini in size but still tries to do mighty things! She loves her big job as author of picture books, like Backhoe Joe. She also writes chapter book biographies about scientists, doctors, and other fascinating figures. Her book All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger, was a Sibert Honor winner for distinguished nonfiction. Lori lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, two book-loving kids, and two book-eating dogs. You can visit her at lorialexanderbooks.com.
Craig Cameron is from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Over the last decade, Craig has worked on many exciting projects with book publishers in both the UK and US and has created illustrations for licensed characters, magazines, greeting cards, and product packaging. He currently lives in Manchester, UK, with his wife, Annette, and their three children, Ellie, Lewis, and . . . Joe!