GRANDADDY'S HIGHWAY by Harriett Diller


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Although Grandmother thinks it's time for Maggie to go to sleep, Grandaddy delays tucking her in: he and Maggie are pretending that she's helping him to take his big red trailer truck across America on US 30. Though the changing scene and time of day are punctuated with a few truck stops and changes of driver (``Take over, Maggie. I need a little nap''), it's a pretty uneventful trip; what holds attention is the small, authentic details of the make-believe journey and the pleasure of the ``drivers'' in their shared responsibility--nicely caught in the dialogue, and in Sorensen's freely rendered paintings, which also document the country's variety and sweep in broad, impressionistic double spreads that effectively conjure up the lure of a cross-country trek. An amiable depiction of an old trucker's memories awakening a child's imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 10th, 1993
ISBN: 1-878093-63-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1993


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