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WHEN DADDY’S TRUCK PICKS ME UP by Jana Novotny Hunter

WHEN DADDY’S TRUCK PICKS ME UP

By Jana Novotny Hunter (Author) , Carol Thompson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8075-8914-4
Publisher: Whitman

A young boy is very excited because today is the day that his father is going to drive from far away to pick him up from school—in a tanker truck. The boy can almost hear the truck coming. But first there are things to do. After an excited goodbye to his mother, the boy goes to school. The day crawls by even though he enjoys himself playing games and painting pictures. Eagerly anticipating his father’s arrival, the boy imagines Daddy driving toward him, traveling the tunnels, hurrying down a hill, carefully crossing a bridge and maneuvering through traffic. Finally, the school day is over, but the boy’s father is running late. When is he coming? Then the truck screeches to a halt in front of the school; father and son are reunited and overjoyed. Colorful, sketchy watercolors and playful, rhymed text tell the boy’s story and show the father’s journey and happy arrival. A respectable addition to any truck collection. (Picture book. 3-5)