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TRUCK DRIVER TOM by Monica Wellington


by Monica Wellington & illustrated by Monica Wellington

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-525-47831-7
Publisher: Dutton

Trucker Tom’s delivery route is an adventure. The day begins at the garage, where Tom and his cute canine partner get their vehicle. They load up on produce and take a scenic journey, through fields, highways, twisty mountain roads, a construction zone, busy villages, over a bright blue river, etc. When the load is safely delivered, Tom and his best friend take a well-deserved meal break at a friendly diner. Then they sack out in the truck stop, in a cozy nook of their vehicle. “Over and out.” Wellington’s bright gouache illustrations feature solid shapes and an eye-catching bonus in pasted-on photos. An additional bonus comes at the end of the book, with the scores of vehicles featured in the book identified by name. The reader is challenged to go back and find them. Simple but spot-on in its appeal for its target audience. (Picture book. 3-6)