Synopses & Reviews
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The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayorandrsquo;s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon thereandrsquo;s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.and#160;Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever. Now with a free downloadable party kit!
Praise for Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You:
“The illustrations that flow across each page of this tale are every bit as beautiful as the message: Never doubt that youre number one with Mom.” —Parenting: Early Years
"Encourages an adult and child to snuggle affectionately together with a book is undeniable and may make this just the balm the doctor (or librarian) ordered.” —Booklist
“Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillmans string of sentimental favorites.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Tillman] has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure.” —Publishers Weekly
“Oh, to be the lucky child whose parent reads Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You aloud…Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You is the book you want to give to whomever you love; it would make a memorable birthday, holiday or ‘just because gift, and it is sure to be treasured.” —BlogCritics.org
“The simplicity of the illustrations work well with the verses that describe the power of love and how it is always near no matter where one is. Those children who enjoyed Tillman's previous book, On the Night You Were Born, will probably enjoy the lyrical words and enchanting illustrations of this book, too. A wonderful book to share with children to let them know they are always loved.” —Childrens Literature
Praise for On the Night You Were Born:
“This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.” —Publishers Weekly
“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.” —Booklist
Praise for Its Time to Sleep, My Love:
“As in On the Night You Were Born, the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery. . . . culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love.” —Booklist
“A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Spirit of Christmas:
“Tillman expertly swirls together reality and fantasy—the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb—as is fitting for such a magical night.” —Shelf Awareness
“Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. . . . Tillmans sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time.” —Booklist
“A beautiful and timeless book.” —School Library Journal
“As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both concrete and intangible, before offering the reminder: ‘Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ its not really Christmas if love isnt in it. Tillmans ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating.” —Publishers Weekly
“Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday.” —Kirkus
". . . big, swooshing street sweeper; the taxi with screeching brakes; the busy police car; the frowning bus. The angry traffic standoffs and the small truckand#8217;s triumph will be welcome fuel for many preschoolersand#8217; imaginative play."--Booklist and#160; "It's in the fusion of the old-fashioned with the modern-eclectic--one man in the crowd listens to an iPod--that the book's artistry shines."--Publisher's Weekly
"Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naand#239;vetand#233; and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic."and#160; --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08)and#160;
. . . I wanted you more than youll ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. Its the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
The best-selling Little Blue Truck is back! Our favorite truck finds his way out of a jam on a trip to the city.and#160;Now with a free downloadable party kit!
A bit of muck is no match for the friendly Little Blue Truck! This bestselling board book now includes a freeand#160;downloadable party kit.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And theyand#39;re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.and#160;Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!
About the Author
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.