Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hooray for Trucks! - a bookwrap



Hooray for Trucks!

Authored by Susan Hughes

Illustrated by Suharu Ogawa


*  Reading Age:  3-6 years

*  Grade Level:  PS-1

* Hardcover:  24 pages

* Publisher:  Owlkids Publication

* Pub. Date:  Sept. 15. 2022

* ISBN-10: 1771474672

* ISBN-13:  978-1771474672

*   Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

This is such a sweet book for kids who love mighty machines.  The book is full of a variety of big, vibrant coloured, personified trucks and the expressive text is written in rhyme.  

Because of their daily hard work the big rigs are covered in dirt and grime.  The construction site manager tries to gather the group together and demands that a good scrubbing and washing is in order.  

At first the trucks balk and refuse his offer.  No way!  They don't want to waste valuable time getting soaked and lathered up.  They want to continue hauling dirt, carrying bricks and lifting heavy beams.  The trucks want to work!

Finally the trucks discover the purpose for their clean-up and they get on board for a massive sudsy bath. The purpose? The spotless team of truck giants are going to be showcased in a truck parade.  How exciting is that! 

They are so happy and proud as they roll down the street cheered on by a diverse crowd of big truck fans.  

This book is a celebration of trucks and the reader is invited to cheer them on as the parade passes by.  The illustrations are perfect and kids will love the book from beginning to end.  I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Born in Toronto, Canada, Susan Hughes is the author of more than 30 children's books—picture books, chapter books, MG novels, young adult novels, non-fiction for all ages—including Same Here!: The Differences We Share (Owlkids), Sounds All Around, and Lights Day and Night (Owlkids), Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality (Kids Can), the Puppy Collection series (Scholastic), and Off to Class (Owlkids).

Her books have received multiple nominations for awards, including the Forest of Reading awards, the TD Children's Literature Awards, and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Literature.

Susan is a freelance story coach and editor who works with writers, both novice and experienced, providing critiques and developmental edits, and guiding them in their writing practice. She also works with educational publishers to develop student books; and she writes commissioned stories and articles for many clients.

About the Illustrator

SUHARU OGAWA is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. Formally trained in Art History and Cultural Anthropology, she worked for several years as a university librarian and has done various work for magazines, children’s books, public art projects, and more. Suharu teaches illustration at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.

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