Giles Andreae - Mad About Trucks and Diggers! - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781408345559
    • Publication date:14 Jun 2018

Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by David Wojtowycz

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  • £12.99

Diggers and dumpers, transporters and fire engines, trucks come in all shapes and sizes, come and see the extraordinary things they do!

Trucks come in all shapes and sizes
And are built to do all kinds of tasks.
Whenever their driver is ready
They'll take on whatever he asks.

Are you mad about trucks? Well, now you can find out just what they've got to say about themselves and see which truck you like best. Follow all the things they do, from trucks that like carrying big, heavy loads, to those that help to make big buildings, trucks that help lay our roads while others help us all in everyday life. Which one would you choose to drive?

Discover all the brilliant trucks and things that go which all have busy jobs to do in this brightly coloured, fun-filled, rhyming, read aloud picture book.

Look out for the other titles in the series from this bestselling, award winning team.

Biographical Notes

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, these include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist / philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture.. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

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  • ISBN: 9781408339640
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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