Bulldozers and back-hoes, pavers and plows, trailers and tractors--the world is filled with so many types of trucks Imagine the fun you could have if you could drive them all And what if you could bring your best friends along with you? Read more...
Bulldozers and back-hoes, pavers and plows, trailers and tractors--the world is filled with so many types of trucks Imagine the fun you could have if you could drive them all And what if you could bring your best friends along with you? Hop along for a thrilling ride This playful romp is sure to delight truck lovers everywhere
- ISBN-13: 9780399169564
- ISBN-10: 0399169563
- Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
- Dimensions: 10.81 x 8.69 x 0.39 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Friend, an editor at Vanity Fair, debuts with a cheeky poem of a picture book, in which a boy proudly describes his prowess as he helms several trucks, trailers, and construction vehicles. Humorously colloquial rhymes are well-matched to the mischief on display as the boy—accompanied by a turtle, penguin, and pig—engages in construction and demolition, occasionally saving the day: “I also worked a fireman’s truck—/ and, sure enough, a cat got stuck!/ The kids were sad and I was sadder.../ until I saved her with a ladder.” Rex’s (Goodnight Goon) digitally colored ink cartoons are full of vehicular action and mechanical details, from the dirt-caked treads of a wrecking ball to the gleam of an 18-wheeler’s mesh grille, cast by the truck’s headlights. As the boy ages, his skills grow (“At 6, if you would like to know,/ I spent the winter plowing snow”), and while the story ends in familiar territory (the boy’s bedroom is involved), readers caught up in the fun may still be caught by surprise. Ages 3–5. Illustrator’s agent: Ronnie Ann Herman, Herman Agency. (June)