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I love trucks!
Sturges, Philemon.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
A child names many of his favorite trucks and each one's most notable characteristic.
Reading Level:
BR 0 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.3 1 Quiz: 24176 Guided reading level: G.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Vivid paintings by Shari Halpern and light verse by Philemon Sturges take readers through the roaring world of rumbling trucks and reveal each truck's special job.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-4. Young children who "love" truck books will certainly enjoy this. The straightforward, rhyming text is as direct and purposeful as its subject, and the clearly defined drawings, with flat colors and bold black outlines, fill the wide pages with simplified shapes of trucks in action. Best of all, text and illustrations work well together, each doing what the other cannot and both contributing to the overall upbeat tone, celebrating good work and good fun. The inclusion of women truck drivers offers a more balanced picture of the gender roles than the many older truck books still on library shelves. Depending on demand, consider ordering multiple copies of this satisfying title. --Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern, now in paperback, shows bright and colorful black outlined illustrations of a tow truck, a street sweeper and a backhoe in action. From the same team and in the same format ("I like trains that hoot and roar/ as they rumble by my door"), I Love Trains! demonstrates a flatcar carrying a veiled massive airplane ("secret stuff that's under wrap"), among other cargo. The books show the featured trucks and train cars on the endpapers. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-For toddlers with an insatiable appetite for trucks, this is a perfect choice. Vehicles that crawl, roll, dig, dump, mix concrete, gobble trash, and do a multitude of other things are depicted in simple rhyming language and big, bold illustrations outlined in black. On the front and end pages are facts about different kinds of trucks that will fascinate slightly older children. A book that's similar in style to Byron Barton's Trucks (Crowell, 1986) and sure to be popular.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.