For kids who love trucks, here comes the definitive guide to catching and taming one of your own from the creators of the hit picture book How to Train a Train.
Want a pet truck? Rumble up to this handy guidebook offering everything you need to know. Bone up on habitat: monster trucks like abandoned parking lots; moving trucks live in busy neighborhoods; ice-cream trucks and snowplows migrate in the winter. Pick the right breed for your home (a car transporter in a small apartment would not be a wise choice). Learn to identify your truck by its tire tracks, and soon, with the lure of some orange cones, you’ll have a loyal vehicle following you home, a happy hum under its hood. With an eighteen-wheeler-size nod to pet-care guides, Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco put young readers in the driver’s seat for a road trip to truck-dreamer bliss.
About the Author
Jason Carter Eaton is the author of How to Train a Train, illustrated by John Rocco, and Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians!, illustrated by Mark Fearing, among other books for children. Jason Carter Eaton has written for such diverse venues as McSweeney’s, Cartoon Network, MGM, and BBC Radio and has done extensive work with 20th Century Fox animation/Blue Sky Studios. He lives in Westchester, New York.
John Rocco is the illustrator of How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton and The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson. John Rocco’s picture book Blackout received a Caldecott Honor. He is also the jacket artist for Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and has collaborated with Whoopi Goldberg on the picture book Alice. Previously a creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering and preproduction director for the film Shrek at DreamWorks, John Rocco lives in Los Angeles.
Rocco’s large cartoon illustrations are very appealing and give tons of personality to the “pets.” The vibrant colors are bold on the pages, inviting readers in. A lovely storytime read-aloud. Children will be lining up to check this out. Another must-have for fans of titles about vehicles. —School Library Journal