They say “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” or “The proof is in the pudding,” and we say: “Folks, we couldn’t stage this—believe me.” Here are little sons of a daughter’s co-worker enjoying Book 1 of the Grandpa and the Truck stories (parents sent me the photo; we’ve never met them.) It just helps a lot that these Tyler triplets are adorable!
Look at the expression…pure enjoyment as they follow the adventures of Grandpa as a young trucker, when he trekked all across the United States in his truck “Proud Mary.” What happens in Story 1? Well, little ones learn the wisdom of independent thinking (no, I don’t put it that way in the story) as they follow a chain of cars following a “smokie” (“policeman” in trucker lingo) on a fog-enshrouded highway. This story will teach them to think before they blindly follow.
Story 2, in Book 1 (each book contains two stories) ramps up the excitement level even more when Grandpa’s trucking partner goes off into the Virginia woods after dark and falls into a pack of bloodhounds. The merry chase is on, as Ralph races down a moonlit path yelling “Paul, open the truck…they’re after me!”
When I’m reading the story and get to the part where the dogs are at Ralph’s butt, the little ones convulse in laughter.
All good, wholesome fun…teaching good things…with remarkable illustrations sure to get little ones’ imaginations running (But, I swear: It looks like the Tyler tykes are actually reading–at least the middle one! Considering they’re only 4, that’s pretty amazing!)
Where can you order? On the www.grandpaandthetruck.com website, where the book tab is right under the banner pic. of Grandpa in his younger trucker years. But first, why not listen to the excerpts of the story, too (at another tab, marked “Listen to excerpts of stories…”)? This way you get a feel for what these little boys are excited about.
In approximately three weeks, Book 2 will be released containing “Girl Truckers” about two Rhode Island women who became a long-haul trucking sensation and “Grandpa Meets the Hurricane” where little ones will learn about one of Nature’s most powerful forces.
“Stay tuned…good buddies.”
PS…Some have said, “But I don’t have little ones 4-8 years of age.” The answer to this? Grandpa and the Truck stories make great gifts for little ones in that age group, so if you have event coming down the pike where you’ll need, they make unique, personalized gifts. Or you could stockpile in case you will need and avoid rushing out for that last-minute gift.
Not sure you’ll like? Read the reviews on the Amazon book site, when you pump in Grandpa and the Truck. An author…a childhood reading specialist of 32+ years…parents…all give us 5 stars and rave reviews…
But sorry…these little boys are the best testimony yet.
Thank you….See you soon where we tell you more about the trucker…the model behind this series…things you probably don’t know, even if you think you know him.