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Matthew's Truck: Super Sturdy Picture Books
     

Matthew's Truck: Super Sturdy Picture Books

by Katherine Ayres, Hideko Takahashi (Illustrator)
 
Come along for the ride as Matthew's truck navigates treacherous terrain — then parks for the night in its own special spot beside Matthew's pillow.

VROOM! Matthew's truck likes to go places! It ZOOMS up hills and tumbles down cliffs, again and again (watch out at the bottom of the stairs!). Matthew's truck can splash through dangerous lakes, steer

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Come along for the ride as Matthew's truck navigates treacherous terrain — then parks for the night in its own special spot beside Matthew's pillow.

VROOM! Matthew's truck likes to go places! It ZOOMS up hills and tumbles down cliffs, again and again (watch out at the bottom of the stairs!). Matthew's truck can splash through dangerous lakes, steer through crooked streets, and sneak under shadowy bridges. Good thing there's an excellent driver like Matthew behind the wheel!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-This book opens with Matthew playing with his yellow dump truck, which "likes to go places." The turn of the page shows the youngster driving as it "RATTLES along rough, bumpy roads-and SPEEDS across smooth, slippery ones." After a series of adventures, it finally "pulls into its own private parking place-right next to Matthew's pillow." The vehicle travels through a wild terrain of "steep cliffs" and "deep dangerous lakes" while Takahashi's winsome acrylics reassuringly depict the everyday landscape of a flight of stairs and a fish tank. Charming details include a cat watching over Matthew and his truck as well as tire-tread endpapers. The simple story, bright pictures, and sturdy pages make this book a dandy addition to early literacy collections.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763622695
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Super Sturdy Picture Books
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Ayres has been a lover of books since earliest childhood, when she began inventing stories before she could even write them down. She is the author of numerous books for children, including A LONG WAY, illustrated by Tricia Tusa. Of MATTHEW'S TRUCK, she says, "Once I heard this simple statement, 'Matthew sleeps with his truck,' my fingers itched to start a new book — a daring journey of a boy and his truck, starring the truck, of course."

Hideko Takahashi was born and raised in Japan. She illustrated In MY NEW YELLOW SHIRT by Eileen Spinelli and GOOD NIGHT, GOD BLESS by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, among other titles. Of MATTHEW'S TRUCK, she says, "I enjoyed working on this book because two of my favorite things are in it — children and animals. And it was fun to imagine what the world would look like if I were three inches tall."

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