Author(s): Hope Vestergaard; David Slonim (Illustrator)
Each truck and big machine in these enticing rhyming poems is different--and little readers are invited to find a vehicle that's like them. Sixteen boisterous, rhyming poems invite young children to meet their favorite trucks face to face. Includes stickers. Full color. Consumable.able.
This book is intelligent and informative, with craft, rhythm, great art, and entertainment. School Library Journal (starred review) Vestergaard (Potty Animals) offers 16 poetic tributes to big machines and trucks that should prove deeply satisfying to young connoisseurs and the grownups who read to them. ... Slonim s pictures are rendered in bright acrylics (fire engine red and construction sign yellow prevail) and outlined in appropriately rugged charcoal; their burly cuddliness skews the pages toward younger imaginations. Publishers Weekly A charming set of rhymes... This is a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any kid fascinated by big trucks. And who isn't? San Antonio Express-News"
Hope Vestergaard, a former early childhood teacher, is the author of several books for children. She lives with her husband and two sons, as well as cows, horses, pigs, and dogs, on a small farm outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. David Slonim is an award-winning illustrator of many children s books, including "The Deer Watch" by Pat Lowery Collins. He lives with his wife, four kids, and a dog named Maggie in Indiana."