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Love Is a Truck - by Amy Novesky (Board Book)

Love Is a Truck - by  Amy Novesky (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
Love Is a Truck - by  Amy Novesky (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

Celebrates a child's love for a variety of trucks, from fire engines to cement mixers to ice cream trucks.

Book Synopsis

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds - from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all - and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series. A smaller square format with thick, sturdy pages, make these little picture books perfect for young readers, ages 2-6, and for reading aloud again and again.

Review Quotes

"Love IS a truck! At least it is to my son, and this book is right on the money. There's a companion title called Love Is a Tutu, but I'm Team Truck. It's great to see Sara Gillingham bringing out a new book or two too." - Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library

"Novesky and Gillingham follow Love Is a Tutu with a lighthearted, vehicle-centric reflection on love. Some of the analogies in Novesky's mostly unrhymed verse work better than others: the idea that 'Love is a loader. Love is a lifter' in one constructed-themed scene has real resonance, compared to lines that just name-check vehicles ('Love is a dump truck, rounded with dirt./ A bulldozer, a digger, a rolling cement mixer'). Gillingham's clean graphics showcase one child's very evident love of toy trucks; the brown-skinned, overalls-clad child's gender isn't apparent, a reminder that truck love is universal." - Publishers Weekly

"With everything from dump trucks to ice-cream trucks, this honey of a title conveys the simple joy of creative play. Thick pages make this a delight to hold for multiple readings either one-on-one in a lap or in a baby program at the library." - School Library Journal, Starred

About the Author

Amy Novesky is a children's book editor and author who lives just north of San Francisco.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Gillingham has written and illustrated more than 25 titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, and the Empowerment series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 2-6 Years
Number of Pages: 22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Transportation
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Theme: Cars & Trucks
Format: Board Book
Author: Amy Novesky
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51644502
UPC: 9781937359867
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-2578
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 7.2 inches width x 7.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Very sweet for truck lovers

5 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
This adorable book is full of fun illustrations that are the same color palette which is creatively different. We know that our 3, 4, and 5 year olds will be able to read it to us and we love that they can try to draw or create the different trucks out of paper in the same style as they are illustrated throughout the book. We also appreciate that the pages are thick!
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