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 — each one highlighting the job and personality of a different vehicle, from a backhoe to an ambulance to a snowplow — invite young children to meet their favorite trucks face-to-face. Cheerful illustrations show each one in action, digging (or dozing, or dumping) away. Engaging visual details like an anxious turtle crossing the street just ahead of a steamroller are sure to keep preschoolers poring over the pages as they consider the question, “Trucks as far as eyes can see. . . . Which truck would you like to be?”
David Slonim is the author and illustrator of He Came with the Couch, a 2006 Bright Horizons Top Three Books of the Year selection; Oh, Ducky; and I Loathe You. He has illustrated more than fifteen other books, including Moishe’s Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed, which was named one of the top ten children’s books of 2000 by The New York Times. He lives in Indiana with his wife and their four children.