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If My Love Were a Fire Truck

Written by Luke Reynolds & illustrated by Jeff Mack
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A father’s love for his son goes zoom, swoosh, vroom, boom! in this energetic, adventurous, action-packed board book tribute to fathers and sons.

The bond between a father and his son is as powerful as a rocket ship blasting into space, a giant whale splashing across the ocean, and booming, colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky. Celebrating that one-of-a-kind relationship between Dad and his favorite little guy, If My Love Were a Fire Truck is a rhyming love song from fathers to sons that will become a cherished part of their lives for many years to come.

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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
6.0 / 7.0

This is a colorful, riding, romping, clashing, clanging, flaming bedtime book. Perfect for fathers and their co-adventurers. In the rough and tumble way of daily imaginative play, the father and son in the book have all manner of adventures together, told in rhyme and illustrated with bold and colorful paintings. In the end-of-day review of their escapades, they remember and celebrate the memories they have made together. In every illustration the father and son are shown either looking at each other grinning or doing exactly the same thing; they are both ALL IN their play. It makes a good reminder for adults to truly be present–that is real love.

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Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
5.0 / 7.0
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.5 / 7.0

I love this sweet book with lyrical text from a father to child!! It’s so tender and the perfect bedtime book, and the illustrations are great, too!

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Who Wrote If My Love Were a Fire Truck

Luke Reynolds

Luke Reynolds taught in public schools for many years before becoming an assistant professor of education at Endicott College. His is the author of Fantastic Failures, Surviving Middle School, The Looney Experiment, and the picture books If My Love Were a Fire Truck and Bedtime Blastoff! He and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons.

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Who Illustrated If My Love Were a Fire Truck

Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack has written and illustrated a long list of award-winning picture books, chapter books, and early readers, including the Clueless McGee series, the Mr. Monkey series, Good News Bad News, Hush Little Polar Bear, Duck in the Fridge, and Look!. He lives, works, and sometimes monkeys around in Western Massachusetts. Visit him at

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January 1, 2017
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