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Tough Trucks (Amazing Machines) Hardcover – November 7, 2003

4.7 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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“The set should be just the ticket for the nursery school market.” ―Children's Literature

About the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.

Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Amazing Machines
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (November 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753456001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753456002
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,744,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Tough Trucks is a simple picture book with very few words per page. It tells about all sorts of trucks in the world. Each page has a picture of a truck with the job that it does. Each of the trucks are operated by cute little cartoon like animals that caught the attention of my 2 year old sister. This book is really neat for boys and girls for all ages.

The pictures are very colorful. In back in has a page where it explains tractors parts if you are not familiar with some of the words used in the book.

I would recommend this book to children ages 4-7. Lots of kids like to read about truck and transportation
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He got a copy of Tony Mitton's 'Terrific Trains' for his 2nd birthday - and he LOVED it so much, we decided to get him a copy of 'Tough Trucks' too.
Unsurprisingly, he loves it as well! It's a nice size book - 8x8inches - with bright, colorful pictures and not too many words per page. (Which is important, because little ones get bored if there are too many sentences each page!) The story rhymes and flows easily, so it's not too much of a mouthful to read, like some other rhyming stories.
I have purchased more books from this series for friends children, too - and will buy more from the series for my son, too! Great books!!
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I thought I was buying a board book, but it isn't. OK, so I read it, and I LOVE the book. I can't wait to read it to my grandchildren. The rhymes are great, and they use big words that I can explain to the children (like "accelerate") so they can develop the vocabulary to talk about trucks. Hey, I never knew the front was called a cab or that some trucks have a space where the driver can sleep. The "story" is good, too. So, it is fun and educational and great for a read-aloud book. And the pictures are good!!!

I'm going to read the other books by this author, Tony Mitton.
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I thought this book would be great because the "Look Inside" shown on the illustration indicated there was a CD included that would allow a child to read the book while following its reading on the CD. No such CD was included in the book. So, a warning to others...Do not buy the book when relying on this feature. You will be DISAPPOINTED! If only the book is anticipated, it is pretty good!
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Grand son loves it, he is a truck lover of all types. Great for a 2-3 year old. It is is favorite book to carry with him in car .
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I love the rhyme and rhythm of the lyrics. A great little book for 2- 6 year olds with lots of information about trucks.
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We love these books! Bought several at once, and went back to buy the whole series! They are all so fun, and my son (3.5) loves
the fun facts and story line. At the end they go over the "parts" of whichever machine the book is about and he loves to talk about what
he remembers from the story. Love it, love it!!!!! Plus, the 3/4 creatures(characters) are precious.
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I can recite this book in my sleep. And it's kind of stupid. And the rhymes are a bit off. And my toddler ADORES it. I'm not sure why the rabbits and dogs are driving trucks, but he thinks it's hysterical. The illustrations give us a lot to talk about, which is particularly valuable when he insists that it's the only book we should take on our 45 minute subway commute every. single. day. Bonus points for the compact size and light weight.
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