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Bedtime for Little Bulldozer

Bedtime for Little Bulldozer

Elise Broach; illustrations by Barry E. Jackson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 03/05/2019

ISBN: 9781250249364

40 Pages, Ages 4-8

Little Bulldozer struggles to fall asleep in Bedtime for Little Bulldozer, a sweet and clever bedtime picture book by New York Times bestselling author Elise Broach with illustrations by Barry E. Jackson.

Falling asleep isn’t always easy, especially for a loud and rumbling little bulldozer. Once he finally gets into bed, he can’t fall asleep no matter what he tries to do: has another drink of oil, gathers his favorite stuffies, and even reads his favorite book. Still, something’s not right, and only his sisters—a steamroller and a crane—can make it better. This reassuring and clever bedtime story is for young ones who need a bit of help “bull-dozing” off to sleep.

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Praise for Bedtime for Little Bulldozer

"Imagine How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? with a bulldozer instead of dinosaurs and you’ve got the gist of this book. . . . What a fun and funny ride it is! A traditional not-ready-for bedtime story with heavy machinery, which takes it to another level. A solid purchase for most libraries."School Library Journal

"Soothing. . . the illustrations are sweetly humorous. While construction-equipment bedtime books have become a genre in and of themselves, there's still room for one more good-hearted tale of antsy, agitated equipment."--Kirkus Reviews

Little Bulldozer is disarming in his cuteness . . . this is a fun premise that many kids—and parents—will relate to."—Booklist


Elise Broach; illustrations by Barry E. Jackson

Elise Broach is the New York Times bestselling author of Masterpiece, Shakespeare’s Secret and Desert Crossing, Missing on Superstition Mountain, the first book in the Superstition Mountain Trilogy, as well as several picture books. Her books have been selected as ALA notable books, Junior Library Guild selections, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenage, an IRA Teacher’s Choice, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and nominated for an Edgar Award, among other distinctions.

Ms. Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She was born in Georgia and lives in the woods of rural Connecticut, walking distance from three farms, a library, a post office and two country stores.

Barry E. Jackson works as a designer, director, and writer. His screen credits include films such as The Prince of Egypt, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Grinch, and he was one of several production designers for Shrek. Prior to his movie career, Jackson created art for album covers, posters, and magazine editorials. He lives in Studio City, California.

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