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  • The simple, but distinctive voice of the narrating vehicle makes this a fun and funny read-aloud, especially for young truck enthusiasts.
    –School Library Journal
  • Mostly this is just a loud, gleeful portrait of a big machine at work, illustrated with pictures that are just the right blend of heavy paint, dark colors, and whimsical humor to show the gritty, urban landscape and the swaggering, macho truck.


  • Barracca, Debra, and Sal Barracca. The Adventures of Taxi Dog. Dial, 1990.
  • Barton, Byron. My Car. Greenwillow, 2001.
  • Burton, Virginia Lee. Katy and the Big Snow. Houghton Mifflin, 1943.
  • Burton, Virginia Lee. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Houghton Mifflin, 1939.
  • Child, Lauren. That Pesky Rat. Candlewick, 2002.
  • Gramatky, Hardie. Hercules. Putnam, 1940.
  • Kirk, Daniel. Go! Hyperion, 2001.
  • Lyon, David. The Biggest Truck. Lothrop, 1988.
  • MacLean, Christine Kole. Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms. Dutton, 2002.
  • McMullan, Kate. I’m Mighty! HarperCollins, 2003.
  • Robbins, Ken. Bridges. Dial, 1991.
  • Shields, Carol Diggory. Food Fight! Handprint, 2002.
  • Sobel, June. B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC. Harcourt, 2003.
  • Zelinsky, Paul. The Wheels on the Bus. Dutton, 1990.