Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds - from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all - and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series. A smaller square format with thick, sturdy pages, make these little picture books perfect for young readers, ages 2-6, and for reading aloud again and again.
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book editor and author. Her books include Cloth Lullaby and Me, Frida, as well as Imogen: the Mother of Modernism and Three Boys and Love Is a Tutu, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family just north of San Francisco.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and a best-selling author/illustrator, whose titles include the In My series of 12 novelty books, which has sold over 750,000 copies, and Love Is a Tutu, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada.
"With everything from dump trucks to ice-cream trucks, this honey of a title conveys the simple joy of creative play. Thick pages make this a delight to hold for multiple readings either one-on-one in a lap or in a baby program at the library." – School Library Journal, Starred
"Novesky and Gillingham follow Love Is a Tutu with a lighthearted, vehicle-centric reflection on love. Some of the analogies in Novesky’s mostly unrhymed verse work better than others: the idea that 'Love is a loader. Love is a lifter' in one constructed-themed scene has real resonance, compared to lines that just name-check vehicles ('Love is a dump truck, rounded with dirt./ A bulldozer, a digger, a rolling cement mixer'). Gillingham’s clean graphics showcase one child’s very evident love of toy trucks; the brown-skinned, overalls-clad child’s gender isn’t apparent, a reminder that truck love is universal." – Publishers Weekly
"Love IS a truck! At least it is to my son, and this book is right on the money. There’s a companion title called Love Is a Tutu, but I’m Team Truck. It’s great to see Sara Gillingham bringing out a new book or two too." – Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library