Backhoe Joe by Lori AlexanderBackhoe Joe by Lori Alexander

Backhoe Joe

byLori Alexander

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

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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.

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.
Title:Backhoe JoeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.25 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062250159

ISBN - 13:9780062250155


Rated 5 out of 5 by from You and your little one will love this book! This is one of my 2.5-year-old's favourite books. It's a charming story about a little boy who finds a backhoe and tries to keep it as a pet. Plus, the ending is unexpected and funny. Buy it!
Date published: 2017-05-26