Buenas noches motores/Good Night Engines bilingual board book

by Melissa Iwai and Denise Dowling Mortensen
En este cuento para dormir que rima, los vehículos ruedan hacia sus camas y se apagan. Una lectura ideal para desacelerar a los pequeños fascinados con las cosas que avanzan. El texto aparece en español e inglés, en dos colores para facilitar su legibilidad.


In this rhyming bedtime story, vehicles wind down for the night and roll off to bed. An ideal read to slow down little ones who are fascinated with things that go. The text appears in Spanish and English, set in two colors for easy readability.

  • Format: Board Book
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544578449
  • ISBN-10: 0544578449
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

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.



About the author
Melissa Iwai

Melissa Iwai has illustrated many books for young children, as well as the nonfiction picture book Thirty Minutes Over Oregon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Visit her online at melissaiwai.com, on Twitter @meliwai, and on Instagram @melissaiwai1.

Denise Dowling Mortensen

DENISE DOWLING MORTENSEN is also the author of the picture book Ohio Thunder. She lives in Chatham, New Jersey 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