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.
The illustrations are adorable and major points for including a diverse main character. My toddler son is obsessed with trucks, so I really wanted to like it, particularly with how cute the illustrations are, but I had a hard time reading it aloud with the varied cadence and some lines that rhymed and some that did not.
I LOVE the illustrations in this book—they are my favorite! I think this book is cute and will be a hit for anyone that likes trucks, but it bothered me that the beginning and end rhymed and the rest didn’t.
I love the overall design and illustrations of this book! Even the feel of the book in your hands is great. Unfortunately, the writing and storyline (or lack thereof) is thoroughly meh.
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book author and editor. Her picture books include CLOTH LULLABY, THE WOVEN LIFE OF LOUISE BOURGEOIS; ME, FRIDA; GEORGIA IN HAWAII; IMOGEN, THE MOTHER OF MODERNISM AND THREE BOYS; MISTER AND LADY DAY; ELEPHANT PRINCE; LOVE IS A TUTU and LOVE IS A TRUCK. Two new picture books will follow in 2019 from Disney Press and MoMA, and in 2020, Abrams will publish GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE, about author and adventurer, Anne-France Dautheville, illustrated by Julie Morstad. Amy is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Amy’s career making children’s books began at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Twenty years and hundreds of books later, Amy works with authors, agents, packagers, publishers, bookstores, toy companies and film studios, including Disney Press, Ever After Studio, Harcourt (MARY POPPINS), Henry Holt, MoMA, National Geographic Kids (NATUMI TAKES THE LEAD), Paper Hat Press, Pixar (THREE LITTLE WORDS), and Princeton Architectural Press. Amy is the children’s book editor for Creative Editions/The Creative Company and for Cameron Kids, an imprint of Cameron + Company. (Bio via http://amy-novesky.squarespace.com)
Sara is an award-winning art director, designer and the author/illustrator of books such as: How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, The Empowerment Series and the bestselling In My Series.
Sara and her team also provide design strategy, art direction, design and illustration to a wide variety of clients in the children’s design and publishing world. Sara has over fifteen years of experience in children’s publishing, both in-house: as former Design Director for children’s publishing at Chronicle Books, and as principal of her own studio. She has art directed/designed hundreds of children’s books, and won numerous awards from organizations such as 3x3, Print Magazine, 50 Books/50 Covers and The Society of Illustrators.
Sara has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Illustration/Design from the Glasgow School of Art and has taught children’s book illustration at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. (Bio via saragillingham.com)