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Children's Nonfiction Cars & Trucks

Load 'em up Trucks

by (author) Debora Pearson

illustrated by Chum McLeod

Annick Press
Initial publish date
May 1999
Cars & Trucks
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1999
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p


This first book in the Mighty Wheels Series presents trucks that carry important cargo as they go through their daily tasks, such as towing cars, moving bricks, or delivering ice cream. A minimum of text and uncomplicated pictures makes this an attractive book for young readers.

About the authors

Deborah Pearson, a former children's librarian for the Toronto Public Library, is an award-winning author and editor. She lives in Toronto.

Debora Pearson's profile page

Chum McLeod is the illustrator of Business In Bangkok, Belfry Bat the Scaredy Cat, and Aunt Fred is a Witch. She lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

“A lot of books out there revel in heavy machinery, but Load ’Em Up Trucks surpasses most of them with rhythmic language that’s perfect for toddlers.”—Today’s Parent Magazine

“… these sturdy books are the perfect size for preschoolers. Load ’Em Up Trucks is bound to trigger lots of conversation on your next road trip.” —The North Bay Nugget

“This book will satisfy any toddler’s lust for the big [trucks].”—The Globe and Mail

“This delightful, attractively formatted book by well known Canadian author/editor Debora Pearson is an exciting first choice for most preschoolers.”—Resource Links

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