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With Any Luck I'll Drive a Truck by David Friend

With Any Luck I’ll Drive a Truck

With Any Luck I'll Drive a Truck by David Friend
Hardcover
Jun 14, 2016 | 32 Pages
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    Jun 14, 2016 | 32 Pages | 3-5 years

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    Jun 14, 2016 | 32 Pages | 3-5 years

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“Targets the mad-about-the-backhoe-and-big-rig set . . . a wrecking ball to delight kids and destroy boredom. Dream big, kids.”Vanity Fair

“Sometimes it seems there are as many truck books published as there are actual trucks on the Interstate, with most about as subtle as an 18-wheeler’s horn blast. But this smoothly rhyming ode to heavy equipment . . . is a refreshing treat. . . . Rex’s brightly colored, slightly rounded vehicles strike a kid-friendly balance between realistic and toy-like.”The New York Times

* “A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Cheery rhyming text. . . . All the favorites are here, with some mechanical monsters lauded less often in books of this sort. . . . Friend’s rhymes produce a one-of-a-kind mighty litany of machines. These words pair neatly with Rex’s art; his cartoonish style renders each vehicle with a meticulousness that will meet the approval of even the strictest vehicle enthusiast. Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A cheeky poem of a picture book, in which a boy proudly describes his prowess as he helms several trucks, trailers, and construction vehicles. Humorously colloquial rhymes are well-matched to the mischief on display as the boy—accompanied by a turtle, penguin, and pig—engages in construction and demolition, occasionally saving the day. . . . Rex’s (Goodnight Goon) digitally colored ink cartoons are full of vehicular action and mechanical details, from the dirt-caked treads of a wrecking ball to the gleam of an 18-wheeler’s mesh grille, cast by the truck’s headlights.”Publishers Weekly

“The rhythmic, rhyming text has just enough detail to keep kids engaged without slowing down the pace. . . . This colorful picture book is prime material for kids yearning to tackle tough jobs with a little help from big machines.”Booklist

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