311. Double Dump Trucks: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

Danny Dump Truck proudly works on his own, but today’s task will require some help. Will Danny recognize the value of teamwork with double dump trucks?

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Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 10:56

Double Dump Trucks Excerpt:

Danny the Dump truck awoke. His axels and tires squeaked as Danny reached out with a deep good morning stretch. The little dump truck slowly opened his eyes and smiled. Danny wondered what the crew would do today. They had finished their last project, so he guessed that today would be something new. With a slight rattle the garage door rolled up, section by section. Danny peered out into the construction yard. Peaceful quiet greeted him. No one was there yet. The little dump truck’s grill flashed a large grin. He loved being the first out. Danny’s engine rumbled on, and the little dump truck rolled out of his garage. He watched eagerly to see which vehicle would be the first to join him in the yard.


Danny didn’t have to wait very long. Ellie the excavator’s garage door slowly rolled up, revealing the happy excavator. However, that was the only door that opened. Danny’s brow furrowed as he wondered why Ronald the Roller and Dizzy the Concrete mixer remained in their garages. Ellie noticed the little dump truck’s expression and said, “It’s ok Danny. Sometimes we have different schedules. I’m sure we’ll see them on another project.”

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