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Children's Fiction Cars & Trucks

I'm a Truck Driver

by (author) Jonathan London

illustrated by David Parkins

Henry Holt and Co.
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Cars & Trucks
Recommended Age
2 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price

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Now in board book—a charming story about a little boy and girl adventuring from one driver’s seat to the next featuring 12 exciting trucks!

There are many different kinds of trucks to drive. You can dig up dirt with a power shovel, lift steel beams with a giant crane, flatten tar with a steamroller, and push away snow with a snowplow. Preschoolers will love watching the little boy and girl in the story as they sit in the driver's seat of twelve big trucks thatrumble and tumble and goclinka-vroom vroom!

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About the authors

Jonathan London is the author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the ever-popular Froggy books. He lives with his family in Graton, California.

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Phyllis Root is the author of BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD and many other award-winning books for children. She says, " Aunt Nancy is my grandmothers and aunts — women who never let the world get the better of them — all rolled into one." She lives in Minneapolis.
David Parkins has illustrated numerous books for children, including WEBSTER J. DUCK by Martin Waddell and Egyptian Diary by Richard Platt. He lives in Lincoln, England. C

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Editorial Reviews

"Truck fans will love the anthropomorphized trucks, each with its own clever face and personality. The amusing antics of the dog and cat, as well as their rather bad luck, provide comic relief. This is this is sure to come as a breath of fresh air to adults accustomed to the usual construction-truck fare." - Kirkus Reviews "This is a wonderful picture book about trucks, from power shovels to street sweepers and more. . . . With expressive faces on the trucks, the pictures will draw young audiences into the story, reminding them of Jon Scieszka's Truck Town ." - School Library Journal "Chunky, rounded shapes (fans of Disney's Cars will recognize the style immediately), simple but accurate detailing, plenty of onomatopoeia, and just enough anthropomorphism to make it clear that these trucks revel in collaborating with humans." - Publishers Weekly

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