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I'm a Truck (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – January 10, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; English Language edition (January 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375832637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375832635
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

DENNIS SHEALY is the author of many books for children and is a longtime editorial director at Random House Children's Books.

BOB STAAKE is a prolific author and illustrator of children's books who has illustrated many Random House titles, including Robots, Robots Everywhere!, The Donut Chef, Little Golden Picture Dictionary, Bluebird, and the award-winning The Red Lemon. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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My boys and I love this book.
H I McDunnough
It managed to keep his attention all the way through, although that might have been because I sounded like I was starring in a bad spaghetti western when I read it.
Psyche
My grandson demands that I read it about 3 times a day, and his parents now run from the room.
C. Ihm

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Ihm on July 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
You MUST read this in a vaguely-southern, "Ten-4 good buddy" dialect to give the full effect. To get the accent, listen to C.W. McCall's "Convoy" from the early 70's. My grandson demands that I read it about 3 times a day, and his parents now run from the room. Heck, sometimes even I want to run from the room.
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Format: Hardcover
But hey, at $3 a book, you get what you pay for, right?

Be warned, the binding on this book *will* peel off. Have some tape to fix the problem. I took off a star over that.

Onto the book itself:

My little truck-obsessed niece (aged 2.5) adores this book. We follow a truck's day, and he tells us all about his various friends on the road and the jobs they do. The narration is similar in style to the "I Stink" series of books, but gentler - if you were turned off of those books because of the main character's attitude, you might prefer this one.

I do find that the story here is a little choppy. Your little one probably won't notice.

So long as you have masking tape at home for that pesky binding problem, I highly recommend this one.
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By John McGreivey on March 6, 2006
Format: Hardcover
That's what our my almost-three-year-old calls this book. We bought it because it was cheap and had cool illustrations. He fell in love with the book immediately because it has cool illustrations of trucks (and cars). He loves to give his own names to all the cars and trucks that aren't given names in the text.

I love the illustrations--very "mod", with lots of interesting details. The style is sort of a modern take on a '50s/'60s thing, using simplified geometric shapes (people's heads are always perfect circles), and perspectives that are either exaggerated or flattened (or both at once). Staake has a distinctive style--as distinctive and interesting as Alison Jay.
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Format: Hardcover
My three-year-old has practically memorized this book after just a few days. The language is textured and fun, and the text has some educational qualities to it. The illustrations are quirky and multi-dimensional, with lots going on in most of the pictures, enough to keep both the young and old occupied. If your kid is into trucks or vehicles, they'll love this book. Disclosure: the artist, Bob Staake, is a friend of mine, and I've always admired his work. But this is a great team-up of art and text that deserves recognition.
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By Psyche on January 20, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The text was rather long, but engaging. It managed to keep his attention all the way through, although that might have been because I sounded like I was starring in a bad spaghetti western when I read it. Usually, books written in dialect are right up there with children's stories written in a forced rhyme on my list of things I don't like to read out loud, but Dennis Shealy did a pretty good job keeping the dialect light and funny.

The artwork, of course, was perfect. It was perfectly beautiful. It was perfectly colorful. It was perfectly elegant. And it was perfectly humorous. And it was (almost) enough to forgive this book for recalling my high school drama days.
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By Brad P. on November 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Our son is a super truck and car fan. This book has it all. It quickly became his favorite book. He loves all of the different vehicles in the book.
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By KelliMarieT on March 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I really like this book and my son (a car and truck fanatic) wants me to read it to him 3-4 times every time we start up the Kindle.
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