In winter, as the people of the town go to sleep, the snowplow driver is just waking up. Night is falling, and so is the snow. Readers say goodnight to the town, but not the snowplow driver and his dog. The driver prepares the snowplow and checks all the parts; then he drops the plow blade and turns on his lights to begin his night of work. Following the route of a snowplow, readers see the ins and outs of driving in snow. As the sun begins to rise, the roads are clear, and it is time for the driver to sleep. This book shines light on a lesser-known occupation and gives recognition to the hard work done to keep our roads clear and safe in the snow.
Deborah Bruss, author of Good Morning, Snowplow! spent many a snowstorm where she grew up in the Monadnock region. Her favorite winter days, of course, were when school was cancelled. She got the idea for the story after she read a children’s book about big equipment going to sleep at night. Deborah's mind, which never stops asking questions, wondered, “But what about snowplows? They don’t get the night off.” Deborah is also the author of Book! Book! Book! and Big Box for Ben. Presently, she lives in Concord, NH, and loves spending time with her family.