Wake Up, Trucks! (Hardcover)

Wake Up, Trucks! By Jodie Parachini, Teresa Bellon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jodie Parachini, Teresa Bellon (Illustrator)
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This bright, bold, energetic book follows a group of trucks as they begin their day and carry out their specific jobs. Perfect for young fans of construction vehicles!

Young readers can follow along as an excited group of trucks, diggers, dozers, and more wake up and have breakfast (but definitely NOT eggs and toast). The different trucks help to move dirt, smooth the roads, fill in the holes, and more on the construction site. But they don’t learn their ABCs and 123s, or use crayons or pencils—their important job is to build! Ideal for young fans of construction vehicles and things that go!

About the Author

Jodie Parachini is the author of 15 books for children. She is originally from New England but now lives in (the original) England with her family, along with Lucky the cat and Sammy the dog. Her favorite word is "ramble," which is something her words, and her legs, like to do.

Teresa Bellón was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1987. After completing an illustration course in Madrid, she began working for national and international clients and has had several exhibitions of her art. Teresa doesn’t stay at home waiting for inspiration; she sets out to find it by traveling, buying illustrated books, and walking around her hometown of Madrid.

Praise For…

Meet trucks of all types in this action-packed story!

At the beginning of the day, a bevy of anthropomorphic trucks and construction equipment awaken to prepare for their busy day building a city: “Diggers like to eat and eat / when breakfast is a tasty treat. Eggs and toast and bacon? / YUCK! / THAT’S not food to feed a truck! / Slurp some oil–power BLAST! / Now we’re set for driving FAST!” The book reminds readers that different trucks have different responsibilities: Dump trucks carry heavy materials, excavators dig into the ground, cranes lift up materials safely, and so on. At the end of the day, the trucks are cleaned and get ready for the night. Caregivers annoyed at the emphasis on petroleum-based fuel earlier in the book may be slightly mollified by an image of a cement truck plugged into an electrical charger. The story adds nothing new to the canon of transportation-themed titles, but for young readers obsessed with trucks and construction sites, the book will be a welcome read. Librarians and educators will appreciate the vibrant digital illustrations that can be seen from the back of a storytime room. The bold colors and geometric art make up for the lack of originality by presenting readers with a vibrant world—one where pinks and fuchsias appear at home on a construction site. 

It treads familiar ground but does so well enough. (Picture book. 3-5) --Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781664300231
ISBN-10: 1664300236
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English

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