Big Joe's Trailer Truck
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Big Joe's Trailer Truck

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Illus. in full color. Preschool truck lovers can follow Big Joe through a typical day's work. The marvelously detailed paintings culminate in a double-page spread that labels every conceivable working part of a tractor-trailer rig....more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 12th 1974 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Danny cannot get enough of this book about a trucker's life. It's fairly detailed, but he hangs on every word.
Danny Lindsay
I finally remembered the title of this book after twenty-five years of trying. Loved it. I think I'm going to order it.
The illustrations are the thing that really made this book. They were very detailed, especially in the trailer truck garage. There is a full diagram detailing every part of the truck. The characters were also drawn very warm and friendly. Joe looks like a 'good guy'.

The drawings felt very nostalgic to me as well. It makes sense because the pub date is 74 and ,yeah, I would have been a kiddo then. The story is not fancy or bubbly, but it works for what it is. The 8 yr old said his favorite part...more
I really like the illustrations in the simple story about a truck driver. Does a good job of explaining what a trucker's job is and there is a great illustration at the beginning of the book that details all the parts on a tractor trailer.
Feb 12, 2009 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Michelle by: James Maxwell
James' favorite book when he was a lad. I used to love reading this with James. And when I was old enough to read, I would read it to James. Ah good times.
This book has awesome pictures. There's even one of all the truckers eating breakfast at a diner. The truckers are wearing cool jackets. I like breakfast.
Perfect book for that kid that loves trucks. It has a break down of all the parts in a truck.
Feb 12, 2010 Sarah added it
I agree. Grahambo also gives it five stars, even if it isn't Thomas.
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James Maxwell
My absolute favorite book as a kid
Oct 27, 2008 Bryan added it
A childhood favorite....
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