Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck (Hardcover)

By Lisa Wheeler, Ivan Bates (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152023195, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004



Farmer Dale is hauling a load of hay into town when, one by one, he meets some bossy barnyard animals looking for a lift. The kindly farmer lets them all squeeze in, but then his trusty truck breaks down and everyone is stranded. That is, until they get over their differences and pull together to get that old red rig moooooving again.

Full of raucous, rhythmic language, this exuberant story is certain to become a read-aloud favorite with families and children everywhere.

About the Author

LISA WHEELER has written many picture books, including her first collaboration with Ivan Bates, One Dark Night. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. IVAN BATES is the illustrator of Lisa Wheeler's One Dark Night, as well as Just You and Me and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, both by Sam McBratney. He lives in England.