Trucker and Train

Trucker and Train


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Kindness and friendship triumph over bullying in this action-packed story that’s perfect for fans of Little Blue Truck and Loren Long’s Otis stories, and for every vehicle-obsessed little one. 

Trucker, the big rig, loves to rule the road with his size, strength, and mighty horn. The other vehicles swerve and shake as Trucker blasts past, expecting them to follow along in awe. Then Trucker meets the louder, stronger, and kinder Train. He sees how the other vehicles gleam and swoon when Train is around. And he wonders, Why don’t they ever gleam at me?

Trucker just wants Train to go away . . . until a broken railroad crossing signal changes everything. Can Trucker use his size and strength for the good of his fellow vehicles before it’s too late?

Perfect for fans of Little Blue Truck and Loren Long’s Otis stories, Trucker and Train is a classic in the making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544801813
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 438,907
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Hannah Stark is a teacher in Brooklyn, NY, who loves to take road trips and train rides with her sons. This is her first book.
Twitter: @teachingrightalong

Bob Kolar creates books, toys, games, and TV shows for kids. He lives in Missouri.

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Trucker and Train 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Richard Ho 8 months ago
Loud, proud Trucker revels in being the king of the road—until the arrival of Train knocks him off his throne! But Trucker soon learns that selflessness is far more satisfying than showing off. Hannah Stark's charming debut uses fun wordplay and expressive art by Bob Kolar to bring a bevy of vehicles to life. Sure to appeal to all fans of things that go VROOM!
TeresaR 8 months ago
TRUCKER AND TRAIN is a book I wish I had when my kids were little…specifically my older one. He’s rather self-absorbed and into showing off his shiny intellectual prowess rather than being useful. I have no idea how he is so different from my younger (and considerate) child. Since he used to be obsessed with trains and vehicles, this would have been the perfect book to teach him about being thoughtful of others without him actually knowing it’s a lesson because it’s so well written. Stark’s text sings and Kolar’s illustrations are delightful! He infuses such character into the vehicles.
CFederman 8 months ago
I read this book to my son (a big fan of both trucks and trains) and we absolutely loved it! The sound of the chugging train isn't your typical "choo choo" noise, but a much more fun and accurate: tic-a-tic-a-clack, tic-a-tic-a-clack, woooooo wooooo! This will be a repeat read in my house for sure!
SLReynolds 8 months ago
Trucker is big, loud, and fast. So is Train. So why do all the other vehicles think Train is so great? And can Trucker save the day when a broken gate puts them all in danger? TRUCKER AND TRAIN is such a fun read-aloud for kids who love anything on wheels or tracks. Stark’s action-packed story is full of suspense, Kolar’s bright, cartoony illustrations are sure to make kids smile. Bonus: a wee bit of math is snuck in, with counting by twos!
CathyBallouMealey 8 months ago
Size, strength and sound are the super-sized attributes that lead Trucker to think he's the king of the road. But maybe it's his heart and head that really steal the spotlight? A tale of empathy, thoughtfulness and putting the needs of others beyond your own that will chug into the hearts of road, track and transportation fans of all ages!
sshac 10 months ago
This is a lovely tale of learning to put others before oneself...and there's a wonderful train! And a great truck! It's the perfect kid combo. I predict this will become a classic in many homes.