UPDATE Sep 2018:
- Release date is 9/4/18
- 9/8/18: reading @ Books of Wonder UWS
- 9/23/18: reading @ Powerhouse on 8th in Brooklyn
- Kirkus review
- Publishers Weekly review
This book follows the same story structure as Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! The child protagonist is the adult, and his tantrum-throwing trucks are the kids. Get it? It's a metaphor.
Illustrator Guy Parker-Rees (Giraffes Can't Dance) is great for this. He is known for animals, but I love the way he gives them toddler-like exuberance. The three grumpy trucks are just toddlers, after all. How great are these illustrations?
I want to frame this one and hang it on my living room wall: