Trucker and Train / by Hannah Stark ; illustrated by Bob Kolar.

By: Stark, Hannah [author.]Contributor(s): Kolar, Bob [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544801813; 0544801814Subject(s): Trucks -- Juvenile fiction | Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Heroes -- Juvenile fiction | Railroad crossings -- Juvenile fiction | Trucks -- Fiction | Railroad trains -- Fiction | Motor vehicles -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Heroes -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Bullying | JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks | JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship | JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers | Bullying | Heroes | Railroad crossings | Railroad trains | TrucksGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Picture books.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.1.S7376 | Tru 2019Other classification: JUV039230 | JUV041030 | JUV041050 | JUV039060 | JUV009030 Summary: Trucker loves ruling the highways, frightening other vehicles out of his way, but Train not only impresses the other vehicles, it forces Trucker to wait.
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Trucker loves ruling the highways, frightening other vehicles out of his way, but Train not only impresses the other vehicles, it forces Trucker to wait.

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PreS-Gr 2--Trucker is a big rig who loves the sound of his engine, the size of his tires, and most of all, his mighty horn. He loves to blast it as he rushes by other vehicles. Trucker is surprised and frustrated when all of the vehicles stop and admire a passing train. Vehicles in this story are brought to life with faces that change expression throughout the narrative. This book utilizes white space to focus readers' attention on the happenings of a narrow and busy street. The urban setting is captured with the addition of box shaped buildings, windows, and structures in a variety of muted and dull colors. Lines are often used to illustrate movement, light, and sound. The onomatopoeic words appear in colorful bold font. This aspect of the book makes vehicle sounds a key focal point while reading the book. Children will love imitating the various vehicle sounds present in this narrative. VERDICT The relationship between the trucker and other vehicles illustrates the complex dynamic of jealousy, admiration, and friendship among peers. A wonderful and fun addition to any library collection.--Deanna Smith, Pender County Public Library, NC

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Hannah Stark is a teacher in Brooklyn, NY, who loves to take road trips and train rides with her sons. This is her first book.
Twitter: @teachingrightalong

Bob Kolar creates books, toys, games, and TV shows for kids. He lives in Missouri.

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