If You Were a Garbage Truck or Other Big-Wheeled Worker!

By Emanuel Berger | May 17 2022 | Children'sblog

The perfect picture book for any vehicle-obsessed kid to see life through the eyes of a big-wheeled worker!

Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site discover how big-wheeled vehicles really feel about the work they do. This raucous rhyming story puts preschoolers in the driver’s seat as their favorite vehicles reveal the ups and downs of being a busy truck.

Do diggers wish they were as big as an excavator or are they happy with the holes they can dig? Do trains get tired of staying on the same track or do they welcome all the passengers aboard? Bright and lively illustrations bring each vehicle to life.

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Diane C. Ohanesian is the former editor-in-chief of Early Childhood Today Magazine, Scholastic Inc, and editor-at-large for its early childhood divisions. She is an early childhood expert and author of many books for young children and resource books for teachers including Hugga Bugga Love, Snuggle Down Deep, and the forthcoming series, Tipper’s Toybox Adventures.
dianeohanesian.com/dianes-blog

 

JOEY CHOU is an animation artist and children’s book illustrator. He has illustrated the Little Golden Books I’m a Reindeer, ‘m a Ballerina, I’m a Unicorn, I’m a Dragon, and I’m a Narwhal.
illustrator site: joeyart.com
Instagram: choochoojoey

If You Were a Garbage Truck or Other Big-Wheeled Worker!
978-0-593-37515-0
The perfect picture book for any vehicle-obsessed kid to see life through the eyes of a big-wheeled worker!
$17.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
10 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Trucks
978-0-8234-4149-5
60 trucks that haul, tow, lift, dig, rescue--and even sell ice cream!-- are featured in this book sized to appeal to the youngest readers.
$7.99 US
Jan 15, 2019
6-3/4 x 6
Board Book
24 Pages
Holiday House
Age 0-3 years

Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?
978-0-553-52098-9
The same team that brought you Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? have engineered another exciting bedtime story--this one for train enthusiasts!
$16.99 US
May 24, 2016
10 x 8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
978-0-399-55448-3
The same team that brought you Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? have created another high-flying bedtime story--this one for plane enthusiasts!
$16.99 US
May 16, 2017
10 x 8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Big Truck Little Island
978-1-5362-0393-6
That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story.When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry’s ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars? Inspired by an incident that happened on Vinalhaven, Maine, Chris Van Dusen tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers.
$17.99 US
May 03, 2022
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

Noisy Trucks
978-1-68010-662-6
Young readers will love to feel the different textures and hear the truck sounds in this interactive, sturdy board book designed for children ages 3 and up. Includes an on/off switch on the back cover to extend battery life.
$14.99 US
Sep 22, 2020
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
Board Book
12 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 3-5 years