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About the BookEverything old is new again in this lively intergenerational story about a boy and his grandfather fixing up a vintage toy fire truck.
Book SynopsisA young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy.
"A resonant tale with wide appeal." --Publishers Weekly on The Toy Boat by Randall de SeveEven small children know the magic of a special toy, however drawn they are to the new, and who doesn't like a fire truck story? VERDICT A warm addition to transportation shelves. --School Library Journal Staake and de Sève are a perfect match in this inter-generational tale that puts value on experience, memories, and time spent together. An absolute delight. --Kirkus, starred review De Sève (Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball) and Staake (My Pet Book) are an inspired pairing, and the brisk storytelling and funny segues give the graphic, posterlike images a deep warmth and narrative energy. --Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
Randall de Seve is the New York Times-bestselling author of Toy Boat, The Duchess of Whimsy, and Mathilda and the Orange Balloon. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, two daughters, and a very wicked dog named Henry Biscuit.Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated more than forty-two books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of the New Yorker a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.