Buenas Noches Motores/Good Night Engines Bilingual Board Book

Denise Dowling Mortensen (Author) Melissa Iwai (Illustrator)


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.

Product Details

$5.99  $5.51
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
October 13, 2015
4.2 X 0.8 X 4.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Board Books
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About the Author

Denise Dowling Mortensen is also the author of the picture books Wake Up Engines, Bug Patrol, and Cowpoke Clyde and the Dirty Dog. She lives in Chatham, New Jersey, with her family. Melissa Iwai has illustrated many books for children, including Gramps and the Fire Dragon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.


"a very simple...goodnight story for toddler truck-and-engine lovers...The unforced rhyme beautifully expresses both the rush...then the hush." Booklist, ALA

"little charmer...for the vehicle-obsessed toddler...savory, rich colors...striking...illustrations are meticulous...just enough text to engage...soothing cadence" KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews

"story is as smooth and easy as a familiar lullaby...acrylic, full-page spreads match the quiet text...sure to appeal." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal

"playing to kids' perennial fascination with vehicles...the level of detail with suit preschoolers, as will the rhythms..velvety acrylics" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly