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When Daddy's Truck Picks Me Up Hardcover – January 1, 2006

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company; 1 edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807589144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807589144
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.1 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreSchool-Grade 1–A preschooler wakes up excited, knowing that his trucker daddy will be picking him up from school in his tanker truck. Throughout the day, the boy's thoughts are on the impending time with his dad. Some of the illustrations depict the father's activities with childlike, crayonlike drawings, perhaps created by the young protagonist. Other illustrations with fuller, brighter hues follow his activities. Bouncy rhyming text accompanies the simple pictures. I'm waiting and waiting so hard./I hum our favorite song./Humming through my sandwich,/'Daddy don't be long!' The man is stuck in traffic, but when he finally arrives, the boy is full of glee and runs into his arms. The trucker dad is depicted wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt, and he sports a short ponytail, an earring, and tattoos. The happy twosome set off for the open road together. While not an essential purchase, the subject matter will appeal to the crowds of boys who can't get enough truck books.–DeAnn Okamura, San Mateo County Library, CA
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"Colorful, sketchy watercolors and playful, rhymed text tell the boy's story and show the father's journey and happy arrival."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven on August 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
When Daddy's Truck Picks Me Up
The little boy in this story is excited because it's daddy's turn to pick him up from school. His daddy drives a big red tanker truck, and is returning home from a long way off.

The colorful and hyperkinetic drawings underscore the boy's eagerness to see his dad, and his father's race to make to school on time. Great for kids whose fathers travel, or who don't get to see their fathers as often as they would like, or who just plain love big trucks!
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My truck-loving 3 year old loved this book from the library. His Dad does not drive a tanker or delivery truck and is not on the road, but he loves it when Daddy picks him up from preschool, and he loves trucks. IF a child's Dad does travel, or drive a truck across country or state, this book would be even more perfect. But the story and drawings are great just the way they are. If you are averse to a truck driver being painted with tattoos, a tiny little ponytail, and a hoop earring, then steer away lol, but the excitement, anticipation, and love on the Daddy's face and the son's are priceless in this book! Get it!
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