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.
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Lori Alexander lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and two rock-collecting kids. Her family always brakes for road construction so they can admire the dozers and diggers. Lori still secretly hopes a backhoe will follow them home. This is her first picture book.
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!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fun, unique twist for a construction picture book! It is unlike any other out on the market. Lori Alexander's adorable Backhoe named Joe and the boy who takes him home as a stray is sure to be a favorite with kids. Parents will also love this book and it's subtle message of responsibility. The illustrations are fun and JOE is SO cute! The surprise ending will have your kids giggling with delight. Very clever! This book is a must have for your children's library. It is one they will want to read over and over again. And BACKHOE JOE will make the perfect gift for every kid on your list...Christmas, Birthday's, Easter and even those 'just because' days. So be sure to stock up!