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Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work!

Written by Peter Bently & illustrated by Joe Bucco
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Apr 1, 2017
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4-6
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Slide, pull, and lift the vehicles on the construction site! Get ready to work on a construction site! Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work is full of interactive elements that bring the scenes to life. Whether it’s a dump truck, digger, or cherry picker, the story is told in rhyme and introduces the each vehicle and its role. Young builders will love following the vehicles around the construction site in this exciting tale.

What Kind of Book is Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work!

Themes:
vehicles
trucks
transportation
cars and trucks
Categories:
interactive
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Children's Books About Vehicles
Book Topics › interactive
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Book Topics › fiction
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Who Wrote Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work!

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Peter Bently

My dad was an army bandmaster and director of music. Having a dad in the army meant that we moved around a fair bit when I was a child, so I lived in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as places in England, including in Devon where I live now. I recently worked out that I went to ten different schools, or eleven if you count going to the same school twice (that was in Hong Kong). Imagine having that ‘first day at school’ feeling eleven times! But often there were other children whose parents were in the services too and who had also changed schools a lot, so I didn’t feel too weird.

I have always enjoyed words but it took me quite a while to discover that I wanted to be a children’s writer. After university I worked for a short time as a journalist and then for a much longer time editing and sometimes writing books for grown ups. But I always liked writing funny stories and verses. When I was best man at my brother John’s wedding I even wrote my best man’s speech in rhyme.

A few years later, my wife read that speech and said I should do more of that kind of thing. After we had our first child, Theo, and then (in 2001) moved from London to Devon, I started taking children’s writing seriously. I joined a creative writing group and in 2004 took a course run by the excellent Arvon Foundation. In 2005 I sent the text of A Lark in the Ark to fourteen publishers. Twelve of them said no thanks, but Egmont accepted it. I still have a copy of their cheque on my wall. (Bio via peterbently.com)

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Who Illustrated Push-Pull-Turn! Dump Truck Gets to Work!

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Joe Bucco

Joe Bucco studied illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and after spending some time in New York returned to his home town of Cleveland where he lives with his wife and two children. As well as illustrating children’s books, he has worked on graphic novels, comic books, greeting cards, and stage design.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781626868373
Publication Date:
April 1, 2017
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1626868379

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