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The Resource Trucks : Whizz! zoom! rumble!, by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey

Trucks : Whizz! zoom! rumble!, by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey

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Trucks : Whizz! zoom! rumble!
Title
Trucks
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Whizz! zoom! rumble!
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by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey
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eng
Summary
A rhyming look at many different kinds of trucks, from eighteen-wheelers to ice cream trucks, as they go about their business
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Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 1. Hubbell introduces young listeners to a wide variety of trucks, using succinct, cleverly written rhymed text. Children meet “old trucks. New trucks. Going-to-the-zoo trucks. Red trucks. Blue trucks. Bringing-toys-to-you trucks.” Halsey’s colorful collage artwork uses a combination of road maps, images cut from old picture dictionaries, clip art, and original drawings to enliven the words. She creates spreads that will dazzle the eye and amuse children able to catch her subtle humor: a stork, who advertises day or night deliveries, drives a truck filled with babies; an elephant operates a flatbed overflowing with boxes of peanuts; and a lightning bug drives an electrician’s vehicle. Halsey also varies the perspective of her spreads; most move from left to right, but some require turning the book sideways, and one circles around the page. Only one small glitch: the penguin driving the snowplow should rename his company the Antarctic (not Arctic) Plow Co. A first pick for story hours; just make sure kids have plenty of time to peruse the details after the telling is done. (Reviewed April 15, 2003) -- Kay Weisman
  • PreS-Gr 3 –Hubbell's verse starts readers down a road that is sure to become a favorite route. "Old trucks. New trucks. Going-to-the-zoo trucks. Red trucks. Blue trucks. Bringing-toys-to-you trucks.… Trucks that RUMBLE, ROAR and shriek ." These vehicles whiz and zoom through country and city, as varying fonts enhance the sounds with visual clues. And what a visual trip it is. Even the fastest truckers will slow down to enjoy the scenery and many creative detours. Halsey has combined old picture-dictionary images, clip art, etchings, original drawings, and road maps, and her vivid spreads will have readers rubbernecking for a better view. The collages are uncluttered, yet filled with details on every page. Perfectly matched to the text, the artwork adds subtle humor along the way. Especially clever are the truck drivers. The "heavy truck" is loaded with peanuts and driven by an elephant. Readers will immediately appreciate the stork steering the delivery truck filled with babies, and the black-and-white zebra behind the wheel of the WZEB News van. Even the author and artist make an appearance, trucking down this busy highway. Children will turn this book every which way searching for familiar roads and towns on the many background maps, and they'll want to retrace the rhythmic and scenic route again and again. It's a great trip!–Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH --Carolyn Janssen (Reviewed June 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 6, p107)
  • These neatly skillful rhymes and creative, detailed collages will delight the youngest of truck aficionados. There's no real story here, just lines of trucks moving on their way, described by size and action ("Heavy trucks. Light trucks. Whizzing-through-the-night trucks"), by function ("Ice-cream trucks. Fire trucks. Carpenters-for-hire trucks"), or by noise ("Trucks that rumble, roar and shriek. Trucks that putter, groan and creak"). Real-life road maps and patterned paper comprise many of the backgrounds as various trucks drive up, down, and across the pages; twice the entire book needs to be turned sideways to follow curving and diagonal roads. Full of detail yet never too busy, the collages can be glanced at quickly or perused at length. Careful readers will notice that many drivers have an unusually strong connection with their particular truck's cargo—the Arctic Plow snowplow, for example, is driven by a penguin, the flatbed peanut truck by an elephant, the cement truck by a statue, the "Cash or Charge!" money truck by a rhinoceros. The nature of connection between truck, cargo, and driver varies, offering interesting questions to readers in the mood to ponder puns and products; for those who just want rhymes and trucks, this will be a quick, joyful, and often-requested read. (Picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2003)
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121528
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DLC
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Hubbell, Patricia
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.H848
LC item number
Wh 2003
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 3
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Halsey, Megan
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True
Series statement
Things that go
Series volume
0001
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  • Trucks
  • Trucks
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Trucks
Target audience
preschool
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Whizz! zoom! rumble!
Label
Trucks : Whizz! zoom! rumble!, by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey
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ocm51754371
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761453284
Lccn
2002008320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)51754371
Label
Trucks : Whizz! zoom! rumble!, by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51754371
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761453284
Lccn
2002008320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51754371

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