Sunday, September 4, 2022

"Trucker Kid" - a bookwrap



Trucker Kid

Authored by Carol Gordon Ekster
Illustrated by Russ Cox


* Reading Age:  4-7 years

* Grade Level:  1-2

* Length:  32 pages

 * Publisher:  Capstone Editions

* Pub. Date:  January 1, 2023

* ISBN-10:  1684466210

* ISBN-13:  978-1684466214

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

I love this book and could relate.  I am the proud daughter of a mechanic dad who repaired and maintained big trucks that shipped brand new cars all across my province.  I was always in awe as I visited him and saw the majesty and importance of these huge rigs. 

Athena's dad is a truck driver and she misses him terribly while he is out on the road.  Oftentimes she is lucky enough to spend quality time with him when he is doing a delivery and she believes that his job is the most exciting job ever.     

She is proud to boast to her classmates about her dad's job but they don't understand the importance of his work and why she calls herself a Trucker Kid. 

She is happy to explain to them why she feels this way and being a trucker's daughter is awesome!  

The illustrations are colourful, full of passion, and show a diverse group of classmates which I love.  The book is a celebration of the role of trucks and those that drive them and is educational as well.  It points out how essential trucks are to our every day lives.  I highly recommend "Trucker Kid"!  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Carol Gordon Ekster grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She got a Master’s degree in reading and language at Boston University. After graduating she was a passionate elementary school teacher for 35 years. At the end of her career she began writing unexpectedly.

About the Illustrator

Russ Cox was raised by a pack of crazed hillbillies in the backwoods of Tennessee. Without much in the way of modern conveniences, like television or running water, he spent his time drawing, whittling, and throwing dirt clods at his cousins. With the bulk of his life spent in Pennsylvania, he met his wife; became a graphic designer; played in punk, alternative, and surf bands; had two kids; and started his own illustration studio, Smiling Otis Studio (named after one of their enormous cats). 

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