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Big Joe's Trailer Truck

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  12 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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May 01, 2011 Danny rated it it was amazing
Danny cannot get enough of this book about a trucker's life. It's fairly detailed, but he hangs on every word.
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Aug 06, 2014 Danny Lindsay rated it it was amazing
I finally remembered the title of this book after twenty-five years of trying. Loved it. I think I'm going to order it.
Dec 05, 2013 Londa rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
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
Dec 27, 2015 Erik rated it really liked it
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One of my favorite books when I was younger. There isn't a lot to the story, as it follows a truck driver through a typical day, but the art is pretty good and kid's will be interested in the illustrations breaking down the truck's various parts.
Mar 13, 2011 george rated it really liked it
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 it was amazing
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.
Dec 12, 2007 Robert rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 13, 2009 Amber rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-books
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.
Dec 12, 2008 Daniel rated it liked it
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Feb 10, 2009 James Maxwell rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite book as a kid
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A childhood favorite....
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