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McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, itandrsquo;s time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea.
From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot.
"A noisy construction site may be an unorthodox setting for a bedtime story, but newcomer Rinker and Lichtenheld (Shark vs. Train) tie together the dual themes neatly. Though more subdued than the trucks that drive Kate and Jim McMullan's I Stink! and I'm Dirty!, these anthropomorphized vehicles have a similar graphic feel and cheerful demeanor. After five machines are first pictured hard at work, they appear against a blazing sky: 'The sun has set, the work is done;/ It's time for trucks to end their fun./ So one by one they'll go to bed/ To yawn and rest their sleepy heads,/ Then wake up to another day/ Of rough-and-tough construction play!' Each truck performs one final task before settling down to sleep, with gentle encouragement: 'Shh... goodnight, Bulldozer, goodnight.' Rinker's rhythmic verse reinforces the vehicles' love of their work (Dump Truck 'moves the dirt/ from place to place,/ Then dumps it with a happy face') and, like Lichtenheld's art, deftly balances the story's boisterous and drowsy elements. Truck lovers will happily nod off to the strains of this read-aloud. Ages 4 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
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A comical fleet of fourteen food trucks is rolling into town in this fun and informativeand#160;picture book about the street food craze.and#160;Mark Todd's cartoon illustrations and rhyming text introduceand#160;this culinaryand#160;convoy as they take toand#160;the streetsand#160;serving up yummy treatsand#160;and some surprising facts about America's contemporary chuckwagons.
"Talk about your meals on wheels!"and#160;Aand#160;convoy of comic food trucks is heading your way, serving up a mouthful ofand#160;good eatsand#160;with aand#160;side of humor and verse.and#160;They've got everything fromand#160;french fries to falafel. You can sample sushi. Build a burger. Eat an empanada!and#160;There's a food truck flavor to satisfy every appetite in this comically illustrated picture bookand#160;with rhyming text.and#160;A fun andand#160;informative homage to tasty treats and transportation.and#160;Additional fun facts on food history andand#160;nutrition are also peppered throughout the book.
Can Mouse's perenially well-intentioned pals help him catch some much-needed Z's?
Itand#8217;s time for bed, but Mouse is wide awake. If a forest full of friends who curl and cuddle, drift and snuggle, canand#8217;t lull poor Mouse to sleep, what will help Mouse say good night? This endearing story of friendship, with irresistible artwork by the New York Times best-selling illustrator Jed Henry, is the charming companion to Cheer Up, Mouse!.
These noisy robots make the alphabet a hilarious adventure!
In this noisy alphabet book, Adam F. Watkinss silly robots are building the alphabet. Featuring hilarious robots making goofy noises, this alphabet book is perfect for young readers.
When a teacher gets stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes canand#8217;t reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter! and#160; With a rollicking rhyme and candy-colored illustrations, this is the perfect read-aloud for any fan of machines that are big, make loud noises, or flyand#151;or all three at once.
About the Author
Adam F. Watkins has always had a passion for making pictures, for singing the alphabet song, and for robots. So it was no surprise to his friends and family that the first picture book he wrote and illustrated is about letters and, of course, robots. Adam lives in Southern Ohio with his wife and their two children. Whenever hes not creating awesome and hilarious books, hes thinking about new awesome and hilarious books. Although he has never successfully built a working robot (yet), he did master the alphabet at the age of five. www.adamfwatkins.com