Five Trucks: with audio recording

Five Trucks: with audio recording

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by Brian Floca
     
 

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Trucks of different shapes and sizes share one important purpose in this classic picture book from the bestselling creator of Moonshot and Locomotive.

You have hurried
to be on time.

You look now
through a window
and see five trucks.

They are hurrying, too.

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Overview

Trucks of different shapes and sizes share one important purpose in this classic picture book from the bestselling creator of Moonshot and Locomotive.

You have hurried
to be on time.

You look now
through a window
and see five trucks.

They are hurrying, too.

Where are they going?

Five drivers
for five trucks—
each has a job to do.

They hurry to be on time.

And then
they see you!

Originally published in 1999 by DK, Five Trucks features a new cover and plenty of exciting machines!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
★ 04/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—With the sparest of texts, this book features airport vehicles rarely seen in preschool books as well as the trucks' diverse drivers (men and women of various ethnicities). Unlike most counting books, the story introduces ordinal numbers (first, second, etc.) rather than cardinals (one, two, three). On the second appearance of each truck, the text counts back from the fifth to the first truck, adding another concept covered in the book. It's when viewers see each truck for the second time that it is identified by name, e.g., catering truck, baggage conveyor, etc., in a different font, giving the feel of an informational book for young audiences. A wordless subplot about a boy with his dad and a colorful plaid suitcase starts on the title page. The suitcase is easily identifiable as it's loaded onto the plane. The story culminates with the boy waving to the drivers from his airplane seat. While the crisp, clear illustrations, rendered in watercolor, ink, and gouache, are uncluttered, there is much to talk about in the pictures. Whether shared with vehicle-loving youngsters or general audiences, this book should satisfy many listeners/viewers with its rich content and engaging art.—Maralita L. Freeny, District of Columbia Public Library
Marilyn Bousquin
"five drives for fice trucks" begins this concept book, as five workers head out across a tarmac to prepare an airplane for take-off. At close inspection, there's more to see a boy, his dad, and an overstuffed, rainbow-colored plaid suitcase pop up in various illustrations. The book's simplicity is engaging and age appropriate even those who are vague about airport operations will catch on quickly.
The Horn Book Guide
Children's Literature - Dr. Beverly Kobrin
Brian Floca's view of airport workers and five trucks they used to help load and prepare a passenger plane for departure is evocative in its simplicity. Use it to engage little ones in conversation and introduce ordinal numbers as you follow the action.
Kirkus Reviews
Floca (The Frightful Story of Harry Walfish, 1997, etc.) offers a great explication of the small trucks that airline passengers see scurrying around jets on the runways. In brightly painted illustrations and simple descriptions, he introduces each vehicle, explains what it does, and shows it in action, e.g., the truck called the baggage conveyor is shown hoisting suitcases into the belly of the plane. All five trucks' duties point to a big finale when the plane takes off. Given preschoolers' well-documented fascination with heavy machinery, this book will strike a chord with young air travelers, and answer the questions of older travelers as well. (Picture book. 6-10)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481405942
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
File size:
15 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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Five Trucks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loved this book from the very first time we read it (he was 20 months). He still gets excited when we turn to the airplane page. Now, he can recite the words with me. The illustrations are wonderful, including the inside flap on the hardcover edition. This is a fun book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This simple story grabs the young reader's attention right from the beginning. Using simple words and clear illustrations even a non-reader can follow the story. We especially like the way the story builds up to the last page. My 'non-reader' loved this book so much he is now an eager reading student. We love this book.