Sam Goes Trucking

Sam Goes Trucking

by Henry Horenstein
     
 

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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  See more details below

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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

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Young Sam spends a day with his trucker Dad in this entertaining photo-essay. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Little 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 Journal
K-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395549506
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
38
Product dimensions:
9.57(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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