Ken Robbins Trucks: Giants of the Highway

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Trucks: Giants of the Highway

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9781481401647: Trucks: Giants of the Highway

Huge, powerful, noisy, colorful, and fast, the big trucks known as semis fascinate children.
Master photographer Ken Robbins's striking images take young readers out on the road for a first look at these big rigs and the hard-driving women and men who live behind the wheel.

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About the Author:

Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book Tools, with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer, Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, and Apples. Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.

Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book Tools, with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer, Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, and Apples. Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.

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Robbins (Autumn Leaves, 1998, etc.) chooses a bright palette for his hand-colored photographs, painting the cabs of a series of big rigs in eye-catching shades with trailers and backgrounds in paler tints, but many of the shots are taken from such a distance that the look is artificial, without detail or a sense of scale. The author compounds the sense of distance by showing several truckers but not introducing them; although he describes, in brief, the parts of a tractor-trailer and the kinds of loads it can haul, he skips what's under the hood or on the dashboard. Compared to books such as Hope Irwin Marston's Big Rigs (1993), David Jefferis's Giants of the Road (1991), or even Robbins's own Trucks Of Every Sort (1981), this comes off more as an exercise in artistic technique, with terse accompanying captions, than a portrait gallery leveled at young truck enthusiasts. (Picture book. 6-9) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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