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Buenos noches motores / Good Night Engines BRDBK BLG Edition
Contributor(s): Mortensen, Denise Dowling, Iwai, Melissa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544578449     ISBN-13: 9780544578449
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Language: SPANISH
Published: October 2015
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Annotation:
In this rhyming bedtime book, vehicles wind down for the night and roll off to bed. Luminous paintings depict a little boy playing with toy engines in his bedroom, and life-sized engines in the outside world. The soothing text and large, up-close pictures of vehicles such as trucks, planes, and fire engines will make this a favorite bedtime or naptime story for little ones who are fascinated with things that go. The Spanish and English texts are set in two different colors for easy readability.
 
 

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Vehicles; Fiction.
Bedtime; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2015038680
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 4.00" H x 4.25" W x 0.50" (0.40 lbs)
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
All kinds of vehicles, from trains and cars to airplanes and trucks, slowly come to rest for the night in this quiet, sometimes forced rhyme. The gradually darkening illustrations alternate between the outside world with its real eighteen-wheelers and jumbo jets and a small boy's bedroom as he puts his toy cars away and gets ready for bed. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2003 November #1)
Playing to kids' perennial fascination with vehicles, this bedtime book-Mortensen's debut-uses truncated rhyming verse to describe how a train, 18-wheel truck, fire engine, etc., slow down at the end of the day: "Jumbo jet plane/ cleared to land./ Downward, roaring/ turbofan./ Wheels on runway in a rush./ Grinding. Stopping. Resting./ Hush." The level of detail will suit preschoolers, as will the rhythms, but what will almost certainly command the audience's attention is Iwai's (Snuggle Mountain) visual interpretation. Her velvety acrylics create a modest but effective story line, about a boy giving his toys a final spin before going to bed. Pictures of the boy alternate with images of the real-life vehicles. Readers meet the boy while he is busy with his toy trains; the next spread shows a sleek passenger train speeding across a bridge. The two strands meet in a fitting conclusion. A mother tucks the boy in bed and darkens his room ("Turn off motor,/ switch off light") as the text invites the "tired engine" to say good night. This sweet book will help motor-happy readers to put their own engines in idle. Ages 2-6. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2003 December)
PreS-Gr 2-In this imaginative bedtime story, a little boy is putting his toy cars, trucks, train, and plane away for the night. As he guides the train along the windowsill one last time, a real one "thunders down the line" and quietly comes to rest. He brings his vehicles into safe quarters just as the neighborhood autos arrive at their carports. On the final page, the child sleeps in his bed, cradling a red toy car, his engine spent. Told in rhyme, the story is as smooth and easy as a familiar lullaby: "Wheels on runway in a rush./Grinding. Stopping. Resting./Hush." Iwai's acrylic, full-page spreads match the quiet text. Dominant colors reflect the shifting light, so that the pinks and oranges of the early pages give way to deeper purples and blues by book's end. The perspective changes not only from the boy's room to the outside world, but also from the scale of his playthings to the objects beyond. Children will relate to this depiction of this end-of-day ritual, and the book is sure to appeal to kids who love big rigs.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.