A Board Book for Truck Lovers Who Fight Sleep


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Do you have a young truck lover who likes to fight sleep? Today's book is for you! It is a board book recommended for baby through 3-year-olds. It is Dozers Don't Doze by Melinda Rathjen and illustrated by Gareth Williams. This book is being released on August 10, 2021!

From the Publisher:

Fans of cars, trains, and construction vehicles will love this bedtime board book about a little bulldozer who won't go to sleep.

All kinds of vehicles take breaks, naps, and snoozes—but not bulldozers! Dozers don't need to go to bed, at least that's what the bulldozer who narrates this humorous book thinks. The self-assured dozer brags that it doesn't need sleep, but gets sleepier and sleepier as it lists all the other vehicles that do need rest: race cars make pit stops, trains stop in their tracks, tractors hit the hay, and more.

The conclusion to Dozers Don't Doze, in which the dozer ultimately dozes, will entertain little ones and please parents; the illustrations of sleepy machines may even lull children to sleep despite their own efforts to resist dozing.

From Me:

I love the play on words in this book. As you can see in the sample page--boats wave good night; trucks carry beds--these are what I mean. I love how all the other transportation vehicles sleep but little bulldozer doesn't at least not until the end. This book is a fun play on the typical toddler who fights sleep. Everyone else sleeps but the child doesn't "need" sleep. The child in the story is the bulldozer. The wording will appeal to the adults reading this story. I can see this one becoming a favorite that gets read every night or multiple times. 

So if you have a young truck lover be sure to check out this book! It is also a great addition for a baby gift!