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The Old Blue Pickup Truck Hardcover – June 9, 2009

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Kindergarten-Grade 2—A girl and her dad spend the day running errands, filling up their old blue pickup truck in the process. In the course of their travels, Old Blue is turned into a restaurant, garden, toolshed, feed store, and barnyard, among other things. On the way home it begins to rain, and the girl saves the day by using her just-purchased plastic tablecloth to cover the contents of the truck bed. The story ends with Old Blue polished, waxed, and looking like new. This enjoyable story is accompanied by oil on primed paper illustrations that have a bright and clean feel. The spreads use a combination of vivid colors including reds, blues, browns, and greens with ample white space and plenty of details to enhance the text. Pair this title with Lauren Thompson's The Apple Pie That Papa Baked (S & S, 2007) for a father-themed storytime.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH
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About the Author

CANDICE F. RANSOM has written over 100 books, including Tractor Day and Pony Island. She received her MFA in writing for children from Vermont College and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband. www.candiceransom.com

JENNY MATTHESON has illustrated five picture books, including The Mouse, The Cat, and Grandmother's Hat by Newbery Award–winner Nancy Willard. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from The Art Institute of Boston, and she now lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband. www.jennymattheson.com


Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens (June 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802795919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802795915
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,896,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Though Ransom has published 120 books, she believes she is finally writing the books she was meant to write. As a ninth generation Virginian, she's often written about her native state--historical fiction, nonfiction, biography. A few years ago, she decided to write funny contemporary books set in Virginia. IVA HONEYSUCKLE DISCOVERS THE WORLD (Disney-Hyperion), IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH (Disney-Hyperion), and REBEL MCKENZIE (Disney-Hyperion) all celebrate life in small quirky towns that can be found anywhere in the South. Where else would you find a cat named Doublewide with a fondness for pudding cups? Where else would double-first cousins be best-best friends or (in Iva's case) best-enemies? Ransom loves writing books for kids and teens that will make them laugh and inspire them to explore the richness of their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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By Anne Stross on July 14, 2013
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Its OK but I was really looking for a different book that was named The Old Blue Truck but evidently that book is out of print. He seems to like it though and is now reading a different book in this series.
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My little grandson loves blue trucks, and so this book was perfect for him. Several other books about the old blue truck are just as cute and entertaining.
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The children's book, The Old Blue Truck is an awesome book which my grandson has enjoyed having it read to him.
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