Three Grumpy Trucks

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By Todd Tarpley

Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

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Price

$7.99

Price

$11.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around June 8, 2021. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Trucks need a time-out in this board book about emotions written by Todd Tarpley (Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! and Ten Tiny Toes) and illustrated by bestselling artist Guy Parker-Rees (Giraffes Can't Dance).

Whirr! Whomp! Grind! Chomp! Three toy trucks have big plans for their day at the playground: digging and lifting, building and shifting. But then they start to get tired . . . and hot . . . and hungry . . . . They're GRUMPY! When they throw a total truck tantrum, will anyone be able to calm them down?

Kids (and parents) may just recognize themselves in this entertaining take on getting grouchy, and getting over it. The lighthearted, rhythmic text will have young readers chanting along, and the bright and buoyant illustrations of the trucks' looming meltdown will keep them giggling!

  • Praise for Three Grumpy Trucks:

    Amazon's Best Books of June 2021, Baby to Age 2
  • "This surefire hit with construction fans happily bestows some much-needed sympathy on those caregivers wrangling with little 'trucks' of their own."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Art may imitate life, but Tarpley and Parker-Rees aren't here to say 'gotcha.' They're sympathetic to the toys and their owner, and show that with patience...and unconditional love...the trucks will live to dig another day."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Young readers and parents will see the parallel to times when children don't notice their elevated emotions until they reach a breaking point, through a humorous story written in verse."
    Colorado Parent Magazine

On Sale
Jun 8, 2021
Page Count
26 pages
Publisher
LB Kids
ISBN-13
9780316702850

Todd Tarpley

About the Author

Todd Tarpley is the author of Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!, My Grandma’s a Ninja, Ten Tiny Toes, and How About a Kiss for Me? He lives in New York City, and he invites you to visit him online at toddtarpley.com.

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Guy Parker-Rees

About the Illustrator

Guy Parker-Rees has illustrated numerous books for children, including the bestselling sensation Giraffes Can’t Dance. He lives in Brighton, England, and he invites you to visit him online at guyparkerrees.com.

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