Sam Goes Truckingby Henry Horenstein
Sam spends a day in an eighteen-wheeler with his trucker father. "A photodocumentary with sure appeal for young browsers." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyYoung Sam spends a day with his trucker Dad in this entertaining photo-essay. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinLittle ones who dream about riding the white lines in a semi will enjoy traveling alongside Sam as he accompanies his trucker-dad on an average workday, from morning meal, through cargo pick-up and delivery, to nighttime homecoming.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 2-- Sam, who's about six, accompanies his trucker dad as he picks up and delivers fish from one New England point to another. Clear and usually unposed-looking color photographs show Dad and Sam checking the motor from underneath, hitching up the ``reefer,'' cranking up the dolly wheels, or enjoying a diner break. Trucking terms such as CB ``handles,'' truckers' nicknames of ``gear jammers,'' ``white line fever,'' a log, and a smokey are explained in context. The well-designed and spacious layout allows readers to talk about what's going on or what is pictured as exposition and dialogue don't try to tell them all. Readers a little past David Lyon's poetic The Biggest Truck (Lothrop, 1988) or Joe Mathieu's Big Joe's Trailer Truck (Random, 1974), will happily drive this book home. --Susan Hepler, Arlington Public Library, Va.
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