Trucks need a time-out in this book about emotions by Todd Tarpley (Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! and Ten Tiny Toes).
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 ones chanting along.
"The rhyming text has the authentic ring of both a real-life tantrum and pretend construction: WHOMMMMPPPP!" (Publishers Weekly)
"Readers of all ages will surely find humor in the role reversal here, with the child being the one getting exasperated when the trucks beg for more time." (The Free Lance-Star)
"This surefire hit with construction fans happily bestows some much-needed sympathy on those caregivers wrangling with little 'trucks' of their own." (Kirkus Reviews)