If My Love Were a Fire Truck (Hardcover)

A Daddy's Love Song

By Luke Reynolds, Jeff Mack (Illustrator)

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9781101937402, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A father’s love for his son goes zoom, swoosh, vroom, boom! in this energetic, adventurous, action-packed lullaby to fathers and sons.
 
The bond between a father and his son is as powerful as a rocket ship blasting into space, a giant whale splashing across the ocean, and booming, colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky. Celebrating that one-of-a-kind relationship between Dad and his favorite little guy, If My Love Were a Fire Truck is a rhyming love song from fathers to sons that will become a cherished part of their lives for many years to come.

A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year

"This bedtime story reassures and entertains. A guaranteed hit for vehicle lovers."—School Library Journal

"an uplifting message of comfort and commitment."—Publishers Weekly

"An opening for parent-child pairs to use their own imaginations to see where love will take them."—Kirkus

"Luke Reynolds offers extravagant metaphors for paternal affections . . . a series of tenderhearted comparisons matched with colorful, exuberant pictures by Jeff Mack."—The Wall Street Journal

"a lovely bedtime story offering reassurance in a fun way."—The Washington Post

"A memorable bedtime lullaby that compares a father’s love for his son with all the fantastic things he loves—from fire trucks to rocket ships to wild animals."—readbrightly.com


About the Author

LUKE REYNOLDS is the author of the picture books If My Love Were a Fire Truck and Bedtime Blastoff! as well as the middle-grade nonfiction books Fantastic Failures and Surviving Middle School, and the middle-grade novel The Looney Experiment. After teaching English for many years in public schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Luke is now an Assistant Professor of Education at Endicott College. Although he earned a Ph.D from Boston College, his greatest learning experience was being a paperboy—first at age 11, and then again at age 32. Luke and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons. Visit Luke online at lukewreynolds.com.  


JEFF MACK has written and illustrated a wide range of children’s books, including If My Love Were a Fire TruckHush Little Polar BearGood News Bad News, Duck in the Fridge, Frog and Fly, Hippo and Rabbit and the Mr. Monkey series, earning him three Texas 2x2 awards, a Colorado Bell Award, a Pennsylvania Family Literacy Award, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Award, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year award, and an Illinois Monarch Award nomination. Visit him online at jeffmack.com.


Praise For If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song

A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year

"This bedtime story reassures and entertains. A guaranteed hit for vehicle lovers."—School Library Journal

"an uplifting message of comfort and commitment."—Publishers Weekly

"An opening for parent-child pairs to use their own imaginations to see where love will take them."—Kirkus

"Luke Reynolds offers extravagant metaphors for paternal affections . . . a series of tenderhearted comparisons matched with colorful, exuberant pictures by Jeff Mack."—The Wall Street Journal

"a lovely bedtime story offering reassurance in a fun way."The Washington Post

"A memorable bedtime lullaby that compares a father’s love for his son with all the fantastic things he loves—from fire trucks to rocket ships to wild animals."—readbrightly.com