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Want to Play Trucks? - by Ann Stott (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Imagination & Play

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Author: Ann Stott

Language: English

Street Date: August 7, 2018
TCIN: 53590211
UPC: 9780763681739
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-9433
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Readers will smile at the quintessential playground squabble on display in this amusing, relatable tale. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Their new favorite game, of course!

Jack and Alex meet almost every morning in the sandbox at the playground. Jack likes trucks -- big ones, the kind that can wreck things. Alex likes dolls -- pink ones, with sparkles. And tutus. But Jack doesn't want to play dolls, and Alex doesn't want to play trucks. Readers will smile at the quintessential playground squabble on display in this amusing, relatable tale from Ann Stott and Bob Graham. Luckily for Jack and Alex, the day is saved with a little bit of compromise -- what about dolls who drive trucks? -- and the easy acceptance that characterizes the youngest of friendships. Not to mention a familiar jingle from nearby that reminds Jack and Alex of something else they both like: ice cream!



Review Quotes




Stott's (What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room, 2014, etc.) simple prose focuses on the interaction between Alex and Jack, which leaves room for readers to interpret who the children are based on the illustrations. Neither child ever receives gendered pronouns...the story conveys a positive message about inclusiveness and compromise. This lighthearted story embraces the freedom of imaginative play.
--Kirkus Reviews

Graham's familiar airy line and watercolor art brings the story to distinctive and cozy life, making it all part of a plausible park outing with moms chatting on the bench behind the boys and the individualized passersby, in a fully representational cast, clearly having their own rich lives. It's that dip into Graham world that really makes this a worthwhile experience.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Text is simple and repetitive, perfect for a younger preschool audience who might just be learning to share themselves. Simple and tender, this book delivers a powerful message without being didactic. A welcome addition to the collection of picture books that challenge gender stereotypes. A first purchase for one-on-one and small group sharing.
--School Library Journal

Graham, who's illustrated books on sensitive topics before, is the perfect choice for this one. His kid-friendly artwork portrays the dynamics of young childhood play in ways both realistic and fun. In both pictures and words, a smart take.
--Booklist

With breezy, expressive illustrations by Bob Graham, the book demonstrates, in a way that feels unforced, true, and timely, how different modes of play, of expression, of preference don't have to divide us.
--The Boston Globe



About the Author



Ann Stott is the author of What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin, and Always and I'll Be There, both illustrated by Matt Phelan. She is also an art director and children's book designer. Ann Stott lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many books for children. Among them are Home in the Rain, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Vanilla Ice Cream, and "Let's Get a Pup," Said Kate, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He lives in Australia.

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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 9.2 inches width x 9.9 inches height
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