David Lyon The Biggest Truck

ISBN 13: 9780688055134

The Biggest Truck

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9780688055134: The Biggest Truck

Jim drives all night in a huge truck to deliver a shipment of strawberries to the folks in Woosterville, and hears many sounds along the way.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K At 10 p.m. , when most families go to bed, truck-driver Jim is just getting up to drive 20 tons of strawberries to Woosterville by dawn. His rig is the biggest truck, and together they rush past towns and farms, stopping only for a snack. Right on schedule, the berries are unloaded; and as Woosterville wakes up, Jim and the truck take their rest. While illustrations of people are primitive and somewhat stiff, Lyon's style works well for trucks. Bold colors and varying perspectives add spark to the illustrations. A cut-away of the truck shows unlabeled inner workings, even seat springs. Lyon's text flows smoothly, and it includes many sound effects that children will enjoy. The truck has its own life, dreaming of "leaving all the other trucks behind." That dream is captured in the last illustration of the huge rig, headlights beaming, driving straight at readers. There are two points of confusion: a double-page spread of layered colors and inconsistent pictures of the trucksometimes it bears a logo and sometimes it doesn't. This title joins Crews' Truck (Greenwillow, 1980) and Siebert's Truck Song (Crowell, 1984) in giving a picture of trucks on the road. Jane Saliers, Atlanta Public Library
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

The author of The Runaway Duck returns with another traveling tale. "Click, click" goes the bedroom light as Jim wakes to start his job. It's 10:00 at night and while his neighbors sleep Jim eats breakfast and heads over to the garage. A cargo of fresh strawberries is being loaded into Jim's truck. "Bhhhhrrooom," roars the engine. Jim drives all night to deliver the produce to another town by dawn. A cut-away picture shows the truck's engine, gears and axles, while on another page the steering wheel and dashboard are drawn from the driver's perspective. The big truck's night journey is enlivened by Lyon's use of bold, jaunty colors, which illuminate such roadside attractions as the "Home Cookin' Truck Stop," where Jim shares a cup of coffee with fellow truckers. An engaging guide to the mysterious flow of goods via the highway, this will please truck fans everywhere. Ages 3-8.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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