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Little Trucks with Big Jobs
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Little Trucks with Big Jobs

by Robert Maass
 

Calling all truck fans!

Big trucks are impressive and powerful, but little trucks are important, too. A tow truck, ambulance, forklift, and plane tug are just a few of the little trucks that have big jobs. Size doesn't matter when it comes to getting the job done. It's all in a day's work for these mighty trucks.

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Calling all truck fans!

Big trucks are impressive and powerful, but little trucks are important, too. A tow truck, ambulance, forklift, and plane tug are just a few of the little trucks that have big jobs. Size doesn't matter when it comes to getting the job done. It's all in a day's work for these mighty trucks.

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Children's Literature
This book is an eye-catcher for those little ones who are fascinated by anything and everything with wheels. The full-color photographs of vehicles employed in various fields show that even small trucks can be used in many ways. The print is large, the pictures are bright, and even adults might be surprised by some of the information given, such as that about the plane tug and the telephone truck. Before an airplane starts its engines, the plane tug pushes it out and away from the gate. The telephone truck provides pay phones for events and for use when phone service is not available. However, kids will be familiar with most of the trucks. Kids living in cities watch street sweepers use their big, swirling brooms to clean the streets and see small garbage trucks move along narrow paths in parks. Forklifts often help to unload bigger trucks, while the Zamboni smoothes over the ice at the rink. All kids are familiar with pickup trucks, ambulances and, of course, everyone�s favorite, ice cream trucks. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
Kirkus Reviews
Small trucks accomplish Herculean tasks with aplomb and finesse. Maass's collection includes those weird, flat vehicles towing jumbo jets to the runway and the street sweeper that satisfies one's sense of urban bien-etre. There's the phone truck, which, perhaps even more than the ambulance, keeps us alive in our brave new electronic world; the garbage truck protecting the everyday from becoming a toxic miasma; the Zamboni that cleans the ice for the players; and the mail truck that delivers the birthday invitations, glad tidings and grim repercussions. And, of course, there's the ice-cream truck-really, who doesn't like to see that dispenser of all things good (except, perhaps, its neverending, chiming ditty). In a simple exposition, Maass provides a full-color photograph set opposite large-font text that offers a very brief description of the role each plays, demonstrating convincingly that small is beautiful, even for truck lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805077483
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

ROBERT MAASS is the author and photographer of When Autumn Comes and When Winter Comes. A photojournalist for a variety of publications, he lives in Brooklyn.

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