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    1. Sleepy Cadillac : A Bedtime Drive
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    2. I Stink!
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    3. Trucks Board Book
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    4. My Big Truck Book
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    5. I Stink! Board Book
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    6. Draw Cars (Draw)
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    7. Drive Right: You Are the Driver
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    8. Big Book of Cars
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    9. Big Book of Trucks
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    10. My First Truck Book (My First
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    11. Responsible Driving Student Edition,
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    12. Touch and Feel: Fire Engine (Touch
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    13. Duck in the Truck
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    14. Truck Jam: A Pop Up Book
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    15. I Love Trucks! Board Book
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    16. Responsible Drving
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    17. Dumpy the Dumptruck (Dumpy)
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    18. Construction Trucks (All Aboard
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    19. That's Not My Car (Touchy Feely)
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    20. Monster Trucks (Pull Ahead Books)

    1. Sleepy Cadillac : A Bedtime Drive
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    Asin: 0060730218
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
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    2. I Stink!
    by Kate McMullan
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    Asin: 0060298480
    Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
    Publisher: Joanna Cotler
    Sales Rank: 3052
    Average Customer Review: 4.94 out of 5 stars
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    "I stink!" How can you not love such swagger and candor? And Kate andJim McMullan's big-eyed, loudmouthed garbage truck really must stink--byits own admission, and given all those smelly bags it's been cramming into itshuge back hopper.

    Most kids already love garbage trucks on general principle, and one assumes thatcan only go double for a sass-mouthed, animated dumper like this one, out on itsearly-morning rounds: "See those bags? I SMELL BREAKFAST! Crew? Get me to thecurb! Lights? Blink! Brakes? Squeal! Tail gate? SAY AH!" The many opportunitiesfor loud, large-type sound effects should make for spirited readings, and arecipe for "alphabet soup" lets young readers practice their letters, workingthrough the ABCs from apple cores to zipped-up ziti with zucchini.

    The text to I Stink!, while fun, is nowhere near as clever as the art.But fortunately Jim McMullan's fun, fat drawings and type treatments more thanmake up the difference, loading Dumpsters full of personality into thisgrimacing, grinning, growling--even burping!--big rig. Kids will have a goodtime doing diesel-powered imitations, but even more importantly, they'll learnwhere they'd be without their neighborhood trash truck: on top of "MountTrash-o-rama, baby." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Have you ever heard a 2 year old say Mount Trashorama Baby!?
    We read this to our 2 year old son and a couple days later he repeated it back to us! In the stroller, in the car, when the garbage truck would come on Monday mornings.....i think you get the picture! He would say the Alphabet part too! Not only a GREAT book, but also teaches something (whitout seaming to!) at the same time! We love it and the illustrations are equal to the story! GREAT BOOK - a must have for any children's library!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Defecation: The Book
    The most testosterone laden picture book ever conceived and executed. You thought "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" was a tad bit too masculine for your kids? Then forgo the wonders of "I Stink". A rip roaring celebration of the joys of sanitation (THERE's a new word for your kids to learn!) this book follows the daily work of a garbage truck as it makes its daily rounds in the wee hours of the day. The book is so good natured in its exclamations you just can't help but love it either. And trust me, the kids will.

    Here's how the book begins. No namby-pamby openers for this morning vehicle. "Who am I? I've got lights. Ten WIDE tires. No A.C., not me. I've got doubles: Steering wheels, gas pedals, brakes. I am totally DUAL OP". You half expect this truck to disintegrate into a series of well-chosen cuss words, it's so certain of its own glory. Acting more like an Oscar the Grouch in garbage truck form, the dirty monstrosity exhibits its own forms of belching before launching into the ABC's of its morning diet. A word of warning: don't read this book too early in the morning. You may find yourself growing nauseous (even as your kids howl for more) reading about fish heads, ugly (stained) underpants, and year-old yams. The authors aren't squeamish about defecation either. Here we can clearly see dirty diapers, kitty litter, and puppy poo (not to put too fine a point on it). The truck then explains how indispensable he (I'm only assuming it's male, but it's a pretty clear guess) is summarizing the predicament we'd be in. Without the Sanitation Department, "You're on Mount Trash-o-rama, baby". Never thought you'd ever hear a garbage truck call you "baby"? You obviously could not have predicted this book.

    The authors are careful to thank not only garbage men Earl Harrington and Billy King in their opening, but also "everyone at the New York City Department of Sanitation". It is a fitting tribute, and an excellent book to offer unto them. Capped off by beautiful endpapers (displaying our friend the Garbage Truck in mesmerizing shades of deep blue and turquoise) this disgusting, smelly, filthy book is a class act through and through. Kids love it, grown-ups (that aren't prone to sickness) really get into it, and the world is a better place for it. Garbage workers rarely get their due. Now, they're not only commended for their work, but lauded as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My two-year-old's favorite book
    And mine, too. You can't beat the art and typography or the story and text. That the authors have done research and write with verisimilitude only adds to the relief and joy that you feel after having read so many boring children's books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite of boys 2-4+
    We love this book! It's a bit tiring to read aloud with all the exclamation points, but the "alphabet soup" recipe guarantees lots of giggles. This truck has attitude to spare and then some. The art is terrific. Highly recommended!

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I Stink
    Lately, the preschoolers have gotten into the habit of saying things stink, so they loved this book. We've been telling them not to use "bad" words like stink and this book is one way to get it out of their system. They're absolutely enchanted with the idea of a stinky truck that eats stinky garbage and that talks! They find it hysterical when I pretend to be repulsed by the "stinky" pictures of garbage. Very entertaining book. Excellent text and pictures ... Read more


    3. Trucks Board Book
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    Asin: 0694011649
    Catlog: Book (1998-05-31)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 3123
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The tow trucks, cement trucks, and newspaper delivery trucks pictured here all help people and will fascinate small children. This very simple picture book about transportation ‘will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers.’ —K.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book ever! (in my 16-month-old's opinion)
    My son has recently started saying "truck," and he says it every time he sees or hears a truck (or any other vehicle, for that matter). So I got this book yesterday, and he's already developed a near-obsession with it. We spent 25 minutes (a long time for a toddler) just turning the pages and looking at it this morning, sometimes with me reading, and sometimes with him just exclaiming "truck!" and pointing to every truck on every page. And then this afternoon we read it, oh, 25 times conservatively speaking. My son really wasn't that interested in books at all before a couple of weeks ago, so his fixation on this book is kind of funny. I think we'll get the Machines at Work book next.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great beginning book
    There really isn't much to this simple board book (other editions are currently out of print)--just some simple, geometric drawings in primary colors with a text consisting of basic words in short sentences. But what a great jump into books!

    My two-year-old son loves to read this book over and over. We start with the text and then "read" the pictures. ("Where's the purple one going? In the tunnel? That's right!") My son knows all the words and "helps" me read it, which makes him quite proud of himself--and me of him.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A treasury of trucks for the beginning reader
    "Trucks," by Byron Barton, is an educational treat for the youngest readers. A very simple text accompanies colorful illustrations of many kinds of trucks. We see a garbage truck, delivery truck, tow truck, dump truck, cement mixer, and more. The artwork of this book is distinctive: the crisp illustrations have an almost mathematical precision to them, and are rich in contrasting colors. I give the book an enthusiastic recommendation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    My two-year old son loves this book. He knows all of the trucks and can 'read' most of the book. When we are driving, he'll occasionally recite a line from the book when he sees a truck. He also loves Barton's 'Planes,' 'Trains,' and 'Boats.'

    4-0 out of 5 stars My son loves all the different types of trucks in the book.
    How wonderful it is to have a book that your child wants to read several times a day! My son loves all the different types of trucks and what it is they are doing. I love that it is starting to teach him things like "over" and "through". Please also try "Trains" and "Boats" by the same author, you will enjoy! ... Read more


    4. My Big Truck Book
    by Roger Priddy
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    Asin: 0312490852
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Priddy Books
    Sales Rank: 5090
    Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    -Ideal for babies and toddlers.

    -Stunning large format brings images to life.

    -Helps to build a child's vocabulary.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book... Needs corrected, however
    As stated by the previous reviewer, this book does have quite a few errors in the description of the equipment pictured. Yes, definitely a disk and a plow are two different things but I think that the author may have used plow in an attempt to describe what a disk does (sorta but not really). Although not accurate, the book is very interesting but definitely needs to be republished with the corrections. City folks need to know the proper names for all the farm equipment listed. It's very interesting and you just never know when you'll need to know stuff like that. Otherwise, it's a great book and very interesting to read - my son loves it but I also made the corrections! As a published writer myself, I find it very disappointing that the publisher was in too much of a hurry to sufficiently and properly edit the book. Might need a new editing staff there!

    1-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is Not Accurate
    My three year old son received this book as a gift with mere excitement, only to be devastated. While the pictures are bold and bright the context (name of the pictures) are completely false! Even my three year old knows that a disk (farm equipment picture) is not a Plow. Come on Roger Priddy do you and your high priced publishing firm not do any research before writing your books? It is obvious that this author, Roger Priddy, is more concerned with making money while teaching children wrong information. This picture book contains 40 photographs with name depiction and of the 40 pictures 11 are named incorrectly! There is better children's literature out there, this guy is a joke!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Super Size Mctruck Meal
    If you have a child who is interested in trucks, this is a good bet. It's a big sturdy board book, great for little hands. It's loaded with photographs of real trucks- farm trucks, fire trucks, big rigs, construction vehicles, many of which we see on a daily basis around town.
    My son will soon be two, and he has enjoyed this book practically since he was born. It's one of those books that grows with your child. When he was smaller we would just point to the trucks, identify them, and talk about what they did. When he got older, we would say the name of a truck and he would point to it. Now he's pointing and telling us what each truck is...you get the idea. It's also a great way to learn colors, (Show me the red truck!) and parts of cars. (Where are the headlights?)
    Two years ago, I couldn't tell a backhoe from a forklift. Now I'm a pro, and so is my son, thanks in part to this book. Although I do have to say, a couple of the construction vehicles are mislabeled, a minor annoyance. They also have an animal book in this series, which is cute. The Big Train Book, however, is a big yawn.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book for kids interested in trucks
    My 18 month old son LOVES trucks and anything with a diesel engine. When we're driving or out somewhere he is always excited to see them pass by.

    Our friend had this book for her son and as soon as my son saw it he had to have it, too. Now he will lie down on the floor and study each picture very closely. He will spend hours looking at this book. After he started to "read" this book (with a little help from me and his dad) he now calls the different vehicles by their proper names. Everything used to be a truck - now it's a BUS! or a FIRE TRUCK! or MAIL TRUCK!(imagine him yelling in excitement).

    It is a hard page, large book (about 10" x 10"). It has real photographs with bright colors in the background. Each page is dedicated to a different category of truck such as construction or emergency. Each photo is titled and each page has a question like "Which truck takes away your trash." My husband is mildly annoyed with some of the descriptions because they call a backhoe a digger and a mini excavator a mini digger. This is the reason I have given this book 4 stars instead of 5.

    I would highly recommend this book to any young child who is interested in trucks. ... Read more


    5. I Stink! Board Book
    by Kate McMullan
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    Asin: 0060745924
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-01)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 21801
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    6. Draw Cars (Draw)
    by Doug DuBosque
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    Asin: 0939217295
    Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
    Publisher: Peel Productions
    Sales Rank: 3647
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The focus of this book is drawing cars from the side and at an angle. Contains drawing instructions for several dozen modern sports cars, trucks and several "old-timer" cars as well. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Draw Cars
    I own the older version of this book by Doug DuBosque and I think that this book is absolutely a best buy. I am a middle-schooler and I like to draw cars in my spare time. This book like many other books gives the reader something else to do other than read and read and read. I think that this is an excellent book and I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is cool!
    I am 9 years old and I love to draw pictures of cars. This book tells you how to draw some very cool cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Dodge Viper. If you like to draw like I do, you might want to get this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars aswome
    Great book, i drew almost all the carws in it and some on the way to my vacation in south carolina. it teaches you the basics on how cars are drawn by the format they give you its easy, my freind got the hang of it in 20 min! its worth your buy. you get a format for: BMW, Porche, Mercades, and all other brands like Corvette, Audi, etc.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I didn't know I could draw!!
    This book is very well done. I searched for a book that wasn't "cartoonish" and I found it. I'm going to school for automotive engineering and I wanted to learn how to sketch concept cars quickly, and this book showed me how.

    I dont like to read...so this book was great for the pictures and concise explainations. Again, a very well done book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for Beginners
    This is a great book if you want to start learning how to draw cars. He starts off with some easy tricks and tips, and then launches full force into drawing cool cars. Much better than some books that start off with the assumption that you already are an incredible artist. ... Read more


    7. Drive Right: You Are the Driver
    by Margaret L. Johnson, Owen Crabb, Arthur A. Opfer, Randall R. Thiel, Frederik R. Mottola
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    Asin: 067359159X
    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
    Publisher: Scott Foresman Addison Wesley
    Sales Rank: 275649
    Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Boring but useful
    I must admit, this book is pretty lame in its organization and all. But there was still a load of stuff that I wouldn't have known, so there is some useful content here. (Heh...I couldn't have passed my test without it...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for drivers awareness
    I have read some of the reviews and it appears to me that the ones who don't like this book are the children who had to read it. First of all this book is not written for each state, so you will have to check on your own state or county laws along with this book. As for this book not helping you pass the "TEST". Responsible drivers know that their is much much more to driving then passing the "TEST", which this book goes into great detail letting its readers know. I've been A police officer for almost 9 years and now work at a school and deal with children all the time and a lot of thing seem boring to them. But we as adults must continue the teach, and hope that some of what they read sinks in. When dealing with driving a vehicle, learning by experience a lot of times ends up to late. This book doesn't teach you how to pass the "TEST" it teaches you how to be a better driver, something we all need to be...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time!
    As of now I am completing drivers Ed. We take tests over this book, and I feel it is rather outdated for what it is being used for. The pictures are helpful, but the text I found boring and most of the text seemed just to be fill. They streched out simple procedures, and filled the usefull information with unimportant details. If you want to pass the test, read your state drivers manual. If you think this will help you, try it, but I warn you, its not worth it. Your state drivers manual is worth you time, check it out!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Right On Drive Right
    This driver's ed curriculum is outstanding! My son knows things I don't. I would fail the final test if I had to take it. It is thorough and keeps the reader's interest with colorful illustrations. My son passed the DMV test with flying colors.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text
    This text is one of two TX state approved books. Having taught my teen son from this text, I have to say that it was direct and very well written. Facts and situations were well presented. ... Read more


    8. Big Book of Cars
    by Trevor Lord
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    Asin: 078944738X
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 8955
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The most amazing, unusual cars in the world! This fun book features some of the world's most bizarre and amazing vehicles and contains large, posterlike spreads plus fascinating facts about each car, including a selection of James Bond's favorite vehicles, the Batmobile, and an extraordinary slug car! With full-color photographs and gatefold spreads that show highlighted vehicles in detail, this is the ultimate book for every car lover, young or old. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Have A Kid Who Likes Cars?
    Then this is an excellent choice. I'm a children's librarian and this book always goes out. Big glossy pictures, fold out pages and interesting facts on what the car does (for instance, the dodge viper has an engine 6 times the size of a small family car, has special handles on the door that you have to poke at in order to open it, and a front spoiler that prevents air from getting under the car at high speeds and lifting it up. Did you know that the new vw bug has a warranty that says the doors will not rust for 12 years, and that flower vases are standard issue?) This book is sure to delight even the youngest children, and most adults will probably like it as well. There is even a picture of a car with a swimming pool in the back. ... Read more


    9. Big Book of Trucks
    by Caroline Bingham
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    Asin: 0789447398
    Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 36106
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The strongest, fastest, most powerful trucks on the move! This fun book features some of the world's most bizarre and amazing vehicles and contains large, posterlike spreads plus fascinating facts about each truck, including an amphibious truck, a logging truck, and a jet-engine truck. With full-color photographs and gatefold spreads that show highlighted vehicles in detail, this is the ultimate book for every truck lover, young or old. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice large illustrations of a variety of big trucks
    I picked up this book as an impulse buy "for my daughter." She seems to enjoy it a lot because of the large, colorful pictures of trucks -- including a mobile home toter, a giant dump truck, trial truck, and a concept truck.

    Each picture is well captioned with interesting side notes. For example, the book points out the concrete truck's drum rotates both directions, one to mix the concrete (and prevent it from setting) and the other to pour the mixture out.

    It's one of her favorites and she's memorized all of the names (listening to a 24 month old say "mobile home toter" is pretty funny). As she gets older, she'll have more appreciation for the footnotes.

    I also appreciate how the book displays trucks from different locales. For example, we don't see any "Road Trains" or "Trial Trucks" in the 'States. ... Read more


    10. My First Truck Book (My First Board Books)
    by Constance Robinson
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    Asin: 0789499045
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 63346
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A first word and picture book of trucks, tractors, diggers, and fire engines to increase a child's vocabulary.

    DK proudly reintroduces 10 favorite board books from the beloved My First series, all with beautifully redesigned covers for a fresh new look. Filled with full-color photographs and large, easy-to-read text, My First Board Books provide children with an excellent platform for early learning. A variety of first concepts, such as colors, numbers, letters, and more are introduced in a fun, informative way to help children build the vocabulary and basic language skills that form the foundation of learning.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Truck, Trucks and more Trucks!!
    I LOVE THIS BOOK! I bought this book for my 2 yr old son for a stocking stuffer this past Christmas. I didn't realize I would love it so much. It is full of trucks of all types, and it also has the correct name of each one. My son loves trucks but called them all room rooms, as in the noise. Well with this book he now calls them by name. A tractors is now a tractor and not a room room!! I am so excited. I can't wait to buy the whole collect of "My First Books"! I really feel it will help my son learn the correct names for the objects he sees everyday.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Our twin boys love this book.
    I stopped by here today to buy another copy of this book because our twin boys (23 months) fight over this book. We have a lot of books, but this is by far their favorite. They take it with them to the table, in the car and to bed. They love to say the names of the trucks. The book has pictures and names of the trucks. It really is a good book for kids who love big trucks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Series of Books
    I cannot say enough about how good this series of books is. We have all the titles that are avaiable in Australia and they are the most well-read books in our Children's library.

    They are the perfect-sized books for your little one and a great way to get them interested in learning to love books. The pages are strong and sturdy and will take any amount of page turning your little one can dish out.

    The best thing about these books is the wonderful photography of each item - clearly labeled with it's name. As you read this book over and over to your child it won't be long before they are the ones pointing to the picture and telling you what it is.

    I've read this series of books (over and over)to my children since they were about 6 months old. The eldest (now 4 and a half) still flicks through the books and has started to point things out and say the words to her little brother.

    Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My first truck book
    A MUST have for the child who likes trucks--it also helps Mom and Dad answer that age old question...what's that?

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Favorite!
    My 18 month old nephew loves this book and looks at it all day long. He sleeps with it and takes it with him on trips. It's getting worn out from all the use, and we'll need to buy him a fresh copy of it soon. ... Read more


    11. Responsible Driving Student Edition, Softcover
    by American Automobile Association
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    Asin: 0026533839
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-04)
    Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
    Sales Rank: 483788
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    Book Description

    Developed with AAA

    The Driver Education program that helps students manage the risks and responsibilities of driving.

    This classroom-tested program has been updated to relfect the changes surrounding teen driving - from graduated driver licensing to zero tolerance laws to information about vehicle maintenence.There's even a brand-new chapter that emphasizes the facts about driving todya's larger, heavier sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans.
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    12. Touch and Feel: Fire Engine (Touch and Feel)
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    Asin: 0789488558
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 7637
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    Book Description

    Designed to encourage children to explore the world around them, the Touch and Feel series features fun, tactile elements on each spread which depict objects familiar to preschoolers. Touch and Feel Fire Engine make details -- such as the tires of a fire truck -- touchable in order to reinforce primary learning skills through sensory perception. ... Read more


    13. Duck in the Truck
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    Asin: 0060286857
    Catlog: Book (2000-02-29)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 53925
    Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Duck's truck is stuck in the muck.

    Who will help him out?

    First, frog lends a hand. Then sheep helps push, too. But duck's truck won't come unstuck! Can anyone help him get out of the muck? Or is duck out of luck?

    Find out in this rollicking read-aloud by the inimitable Jez Alborough.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for teaching GOOD manners...
    I agree wholeheartedly with the reviews that say "Bad Manners" review is shortsighted to say the least. If you want to engage in passive parenting and not use this book in any interactive and instructive way, then I suppose it's not the best choice. Why? Duck is like many people we meet in the world, not a bad Duck, just a little lacking in the social graces and a tad self-absorbed. Fortunately, he has good friends that model the good stuff and help him with his quandry. His story is told in a fun and engaging way with wonderful rhymes and gorgeous illustrations. It's a great book for engaging youngsters in discussions about things like friendship, patience, problem-solving and gratitude...in a completely age-appropriate way. And it's a fun ride, to boot.

    Bad book? Not at all. Perhaps for someone who wants a book to do her parenting for her. But most will find it a treasure. Personally, I find it refreshing that this book teaches little lessons without explicitly telling you what those lessons are. It means I get to talk with my child--and that's what "quality time" is all about! BUY IT!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Please ignore "Bad Manners" below
    I am a volunteer reader for the Denver Public Library and I recently read this book to a group of preschool children. It's a fun book! This rhyming and repetition patterns of the text are characteristic of some of the finest books for young people. As far as the content of the story, yes, Duck is a character of suspect temperament, but I thought the author made that clear (Duck is an antihero). You are not expected to cheer for him. Besides as the reader, you should point out Duck's flaws to your listeners (it's your "moral" obligation). Ask your son/daughter how he/she would feel if someone treated him/her the way Duck treats his "friends". I spent time with my listeners and asked them about whether Duck was being nice to the other characters in the story and emphasized the importance of treating people well....check out the book for yourself at a library. ...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun For All
    Every day I read to my daughter--often the same story many times in a row, which can get tedious. However, this book is fun for both of us. She loves to listen to it and I enjoy the rhythm and fun rhymes even after the fourth time. And we both love the pictures. Some readers feel it lacks moral values; I don't agree--but then I don't limit my storyreading to simply the words on the page. (Even the bible sometimes needs a little explaining.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars We love the duck books!
    My son absolutely loves this book and so do I!! Poor duck is always getting into trouble and dragging his friends along with him (literally)! This time his truck is stuck in the muck. All the duck books are great to read over and over again, and they have great pictures as well. ( Fix it Duck is a must have along with this ).

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Illustrations
    I have to admit, I purchased this book for my nephew because of the great illustrations. The story is short, sweet and simple, and the pages are fun to look at. My only complaint is that it doesn't make much sense for a book geared towards very young children to come with a dust jacket. These kind of books need to be pretty much indestructable! ... Read more


    14. Truck Jam: A Pop Up Book
    by Paul Stickland, Paul Strickland
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 1929927037
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Ragged Bear US
    Sales Rank: 17704
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Here come the trucks: fire engines and dump trucks, big rigs and tow trucks all roar into action. In his first pop-up book since his bestselling Dinosaur Stomp four years ago, Paul Stickland brings together terrific paper-engineering skills with an uncanny knack of infusing realistically-detailed vehicles with charm and humor.

    The simple chant-along text-the hallmark of the Sticklands' DINOSAUR ROAR-makes this a fabulous read-aloud must for all young truckers. The sturdy pop-ups are self-activating: an ideal book even for younger readers who will want to peer under the shiny hood of the semi or watch an overheated engine explode in smoke. From the holographic chrome foil on the cover right down to the last dent on a bumper, TRUCK JAM packs unadulterated fun. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars great book but not well made
    my daughter loves this pop up book, but two different pages broke on the very first try. they are not easy to glue and tape back down either.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
    This is my son's favorite book. Coaxing him to bed with the promise of reading "Truck Jam" makes a parent's job easy! He loves the big bold pictures that jump out in full detail. We usually read the book 2-3 times in a row. It's just long enough to be the perfect bed-time activity. Love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Big fun!
    This is my son's favorite "comfort book". I bought it for him when he was 3 years old, and now, a year later, I'm having to buy another one--the first one has been loved to shreds. The fact that it took a year is evidence of the wonderful durability of the pop-up images! The pop-up images are both BIG and colorful, and the simple rhymes are quickly learned by heart. My son absolutely loves this book, and will "read" it to himself over and over (when he's not demanding that I read it to him!).

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Fun Book!!
    My husband and I purchased this book for our nephew this last Christmas. Since he received it he won't stop asking his mom to read it to him.
    The pictures in this book are so cool and fun! I may actually buy this for my other nephew for his birthday in March.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great for young boys!
    my son spotted this book and wouldnt put it down! i would recommend it for anyone who knows a little boy (or girl) who is into cars and trucks. the pop ups are large, colorful, and fabulous. im going to collect the other books by the same author. ... Read more


    15. I Love Trucks! Board Book
    by Philemon Sturges
    list price: $6.99
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    Asin: 0060526661
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
    Publisher: HarperFestival
    Sales Rank: 185325
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Trailer trucks, tow trucks,
    trucks that sweep the street.
    Trucks that crawl, trucks that roll,
    trucks that mix concrete.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    As a preschool teacher, I have an extensive collection of children's books. My 18 month old, pulled this one from the bookshelf and has not let it out of his sight since. I have actually just ordered a third copy, the first two are pretty worn already.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect "starter book" for little truck lovers!
    This book is a wonderful first truck book for little truck fans! My son's first word was truck. I bought this book when he was 18-months old. He is 3 1/2 now and still never tires of listening to the rhyming text and looking at the endearing pictures! It's great for Mommy, too, because it's so easy to read when you're tired, unlike a lot of the truck books that label the parts and have too much information for little ones. We also enjoy "I Love Trains!" by the same author.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for little truck lovers!
    My 18 month old absolutely adores this book. He is fascinated with "real-life" trucks and this book explains in a very easy manner all the different types of trucks he sees everyday--mommys and daddys may even learn something! The narrative is short and sweet which is a must with this age group. And the pictures are fun and colorful. Definitely recommended reading for any little truck lover out there. ... Read more


    16. Responsible Drving
    list price: $15.44
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    Asin: 0026533529
    Catlog: Book (1997-01-01)
    Publisher: Glencoe/Mcgraw-Hill
    Sales Rank: 921510
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    17. Dumpy the Dumptruck (Dumpy)
    by Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews Edwards
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    Asin: 0786806095
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-30)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 139330
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    One sunny day on Merryhill Farm, all the trucks are busily toiling,including Trundle the Tractor and Bee-Bee the Backhoe. All, that is, except forone rusty old forgotten fellow: Dumpy the Dump Truck. Relegated to the weedsbehind the barn, Dumpy has been gathering dust and mouse nests for a long time.And it looks like the end is near when Farmer Barnes decides it's time for theold barn to come down, and Dumpy to be, well, dumped. "But I love Dumpy," saysCharlie, the farmer's son. "It's so sad to get rid of something you love just tomake room for something new." His grandfather, Pop-Up, agrees, and before theyknow it, the two are up to their ears in grease, paint, and tools. But can theyfinish sprucing up Dumpy before the barn has to come down?

    Dumpy the Dump Truck is the first in a series about the trucks andtractors of Merryhill Farm by Julie Andrews Edwards (author of The Last of the Really GreatWhangdoodles and LittleBo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea , and beloved star of MaryPoppins and The Sound of Music) and Emma Walton Hamilton. Loyalty,teamwork, and an ever-so-subtle message about the value of the elderly are atthe heart of this book. After all, Pop-Up isn't ready to be dumped yet either!Tony Walton's watercolors are filled with friendly-featured vehicles andpleasantly scratchy-looking farm animals and humans. If you like Dumpy, don't miss Dumpy at School! (Ages 4 to 7) --EmilieCoulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I have grown to HATE this book!!!
    I have read this book at least once a day for the past year. I HATE IT! My son loves it. He is 2.5 now, but dumpy was one of his first vocab words. This is not a modern book, but a slow paced family oriented view of life as it was/ought to be. Be prepared to be animated and read with lots of noises. The whole collection is full of them. Thanks to these books, my son can tell the difference between a backhoe and a bulldozer and a rooster and a chicken.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing alternative to glitzy materialism and violence
    Dumpy and its sequels tell the story of a seemingly abandoned truck that is discovered, refurbished, and given a new life. It is such a delightful parable about objects discarded in haste and a metaphor for what people may do to each other. The story is the begining of a collaboration between actress/singer Julie Andrews Edwards and daughter Emma Kate Walton Hamilton. Emma Kate's father, Tony Walton, is the ilustrator.

    I trust this will be the beginning of a long collaborative effort.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Sweet, Gentle Story
    As the story begins, everyone is hard at work on Merryhill Farm...Bee-Bee the Backhoe, Trundle the Tractor. Everyone, that is except Dumpy. He's old, rusty and broken and stuck in the tall grass behind the barn. There are birds and mice living in the stuffing of his leather seats and it looks like his work days at Merryhill Farm are over. Farmer Barnes is planning on having him towed away to make room for a new and bigger barn and this makes his son, Charlie sad. "It's so sad to get rid of something you love just to make room for something new." His grandfather, Pop-Up agrees and they hatch a plan to save Dumpy. First they pull him out of the tall weeds and clean him up. They scrub and polish, mend and paint, get him new tires and then go to work on the engine. And in no time, Dumpy's better than ever, looking good and back to work, helping to raise the new barn..... Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Hamilton have written a charming, endearing story about love, teamwork and purpose that will delight youngsters aged 3-7. Their gentle text, full of imagery and sound effects, is complimented by Tony Walton's colorful and expressive artwork and together, they have authored a story with the subtle message that big and new isn't always better. Dumpy the Dump Truck is the first in what should be a wonderful new series, that you little ones are sure to enjoy.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Dumpy the Dump Truck
    This book tells a nice story with fun illustrations. Readers might also enjoy The Little Black Truck by Libba Moore Gray, which was written before Dumpy and tells a similar story with wonderful illustrations "that blanket rural life and the little black truck in an aura of affection.." Booklist

    5-0 out of 5 stars Apple Harbor is adorable!
    This is a sweet children's story. It's charming, beautifullyillustrated, and seems destined for classic status; the fact that it is first in a series makes it even more appealing. ... Read more


    18. Construction Trucks (All Aboard Books)
    by Jennifer Dussling, Courtney
    list price: $3.99
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    Asin: 0448418851
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Sales Rank: 50183
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice illustrations, good text
    This book is well-written with explanations of many of the "major big machines" typically seen in and around construction sites. The illustrations are excellent, with attention to detail.

    My one complaint is the book's construction. The pages are thinner than most paper pages and tend to tear easily. Also, the covers seem prone to ripping and tearing as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars my son loves trucks
    my 2 year old enjoys trucks and likes to sit with his daddy to look at truck books. This book is simple and straightfoward depicting a variety of colorful construction sites and the trucks used for different building methods. ... Read more


    19. That's Not My Car (Touchy Feely)
    by Fiona Watt, Rachel Wells
    list price: $7.95
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    Asin: 0794506364
    Catlog: Book (2004-04)
    Publisher: Usborne Books
    Sales Rank: 656105
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    Book Description

    Very young children will delight in the various touchy-feely patches in this colorful board book. ... Read more


    20. Monster Trucks (Pull Ahead Books)
    by Kristin L. Nelson, David Huntoon, Beverly Huntoon
    list price: $5.95
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    Asin: 082250605X
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
    Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
    Sales Rank: 39575
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