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Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Hubbell , Megan Halsey
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fast trucks, slow trucks, old trucks and new. For children who are fascinated by machines of transport, any sort of truck will do! Illustrated with mixed media collages, this simple rhyming story pays homage to every shape, size, and color of truck, while delighting in the jobs they perform and the ease with which they work.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3-Hubbell's verse starts readers down a road that is sure to become a favorite route. "Old trucks. New trucks. Going-to-the-zoo trucks. Red trucks. Blue trucks. Bringing-toys-to-you trucks.- Trucks that RUMBLE, ROAR and shriek." These vehicles whiz and zoom through country and city, as varying fonts enhance the sounds with visual clues. And what a visual trip it is. Even the fastest truckers will slow down to enjoy the scenery and many creative detours. Halsey has combined old picture-dictionary images, clip art, etchings, original drawings, and road maps, and her vivid spreads will have readers rubbernecking for a better view. The collages are uncluttered, yet filled with details on every page. Perfectly matched to the text, the artwork adds subtle humor along the way. Especially clever are the truck drivers. The "heavy truck" is loaded with peanuts and driven by an elephant. Readers will immediately appreciate the stork steering the delivery truck filled with babies, and the black-and-white zebra behind the wheel of the WZEB News van. Even the author and artist make an appearance, trucking down this busy highway. Children will turn this book every which way searching for familiar roads and towns on the many background maps, and they'll want to retrace the rhythmic and scenic route again and again. It's a great trip!-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 1. Hubbell introduces young listeners to a wide variety of trucks, using succinct, cleverly written rhymed text. Children meet "old trucks. New trucks. Going-to-the-zoo trucks. Red trucks. Blue trucks. Bringing-toys-to-you trucks." Halsey's colorful collage artwork uses a combination of road maps, images cut from old picture dictionaries, clip art, and original drawings to enliven the words. She creates spreads that will dazzle the eye and amuse children able to catch her subtle humor: a stork, who advertises day or night deliveries, drives a truck filled with babies; an elephant operates a flatbed overflowing with boxes of peanuts; and a lightning bug drives an electrician's vehicle. Halsey also varies the perspective of her spreads; most move from left to right, but some require turning the book sideways, and one circles around the page. Only one small glitch: the penguin driving the snowplow should rename his company the Antarctic (not Arctic) Plow Co. A first pick for story hours; just make sure kids have plenty of time to peruse the details after the telling is done. Kay Weisman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Product Details

  • File Size: 10643 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (February 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PEG002
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Son's New Favorite October 4, 2004
We got this book out of the library and it's such a big hit I had to buy one not only for my kids but also for my sister's two boys. My 2 and 4 year old son and daughter LOVE this book. I can hardly read it because on each page they take so long looking at the pictures and laughing at the truck drivers. Their favorites are the snowman driving the ice cream truck and the ghost driving the pumpkin truck. Whenever I can actually get through a page of text without being interrupted by many comments on the pictures, they enjoy the rhyming text. I highly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great truck book May 5, 2004
This is a great truck book for those who can't get enough trucks. It contains a rhyming enumeration of a huge number of trucks that you might see on the road. The pictures are quite detailed, and show some rather interesting drivers. This book is not at all scary- -it makes a great bedtime book. It has about 250 words.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trucker's Delight November 24, 2012
What a wonderful little book this is. The entertaining graphics relplete with clever visual puns, the wordplay, and the rhyme all make for a memorable read with a sky high fun factor. Kids will love the truck displays while parents enjoy the nostalgic characters and smart humor.

I especially enjoyed the unexpected drivers appropriately paired with particular truck types. The beaver driving a building truck carrying long logs, a cow driving a dairy truck, and dalmations driving a fire truck are priceless images, the kinds that readers can enjoy over and over again.

If you get other books in the series, like Cars or Boats, you'll notice a common ending that links them all. Few juvenile books tickle me like this one. Get it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gotta have kind of book March 2, 2007
We borrowed this book and I Like Cats by P. Hubbell from our library. My children, 5 and 2, loved both. They loved them so much that I checked them out a second time. Finally I just ordered them. Now over a year latter they both still love these books. We have a lot of books but this book and the cat one are chosen for night time books about once a week. The writting is so fun and poetic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So charming! One of my son's favorites! April 25, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We took this out of the library many times before I finally bought my three-year old son his own copy. The illustrations are really charming, and the text is so fun to read. He studies the pictures and enjoys the rhymes each time we read it. Truly a new classic! A must for everyone who not only likes trucks, but loves to look at detailed, perfect illustrations!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic! February 26, 2013
By k s
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My little boy LOVES this book and I don't mind reading it over and over. He's not quite 2, but he loves the rhymes and the artwork. My 3 & 5 year old daughters love it as well, so I think he'll enjoy it for quite a few years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great in real life...not so much in the digital version October 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
We bought this after checking out the hardcover/board book from the library and my son loving it. It really loses something in the digital version, the screen keeps changing orientation. Not a fan. Not worth saving a couple dollars, buy the board book and love it - it's worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book December 6, 2009
Great book, I must have read this one atleast 100 hundred times and he still request me to read it. Pages rip easily though and had to tape them over many times.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It is the best rhyming truck book ever with wonderful art
My son loves it. It is the best rhyming truck book ever with wonderful art. Period.
Published 1 day ago by radond
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much to it.
I guess this book is mostly for the illustration. No plot, just a list and different pictures of types of trucks.
Published 1 month ago by Aawendel
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's a good book and my son likes it.
Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars His mom says it was a great success!
The 2 year old for whom I purchased this book had required his parents to read it 3 time between arriving home from day care and dinner. His mom says it was a great success!
Published 2 months ago by NotFlorida
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my little truck enthusiast
Very Dr Seuss ish, my son loved the book and all the different types of trucks included! And cute illustrations!
Published 2 months ago by graciesmama88
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for a 4 year old
My son loved it. Really great from the library. All the trucks were really neat and the drivers make a fun game
Published 3 months ago by Brynne Gilham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not sure if it's a good night time story but my son loves this book.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of trucks!!!
Good reptition, funny pictures (animals driving the trucks), simple concept of trucks that my 2 year old loves! Trucks, Trucks, Trucks!!!
Published 4 months ago by Kathleen Rodriguez
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & great illustrations
My 2 1/2 yr old loved this book & cried when it was over, also as a prime member it was great to borrow for free :)
Published 6 months ago by Ashley H
3.0 out of 5 stars Trucks
My two year old son really likes this book. He asks for it almost every night. What I find somewhat annoying is how I have to turn the Kindle so we can read some of the pages.
Published 6 months ago by Les
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