Papa's Little Truck Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By & Illustrated by Mori
Critically Reviewed

A girl's memories of riding in her daddy's truck and listening to his favorite songs into a fantastical journey for the reader.

SKU WW-NL6108
ISBN 9781478875529
Series Reycraft Books
Language English
SKU WW-NL6108
ISBN 9781478875529
Series Reycraft Books
Language English
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play
Price $15.95
Author & Illustrator

Mori

Mori sails between Taiwan and Europe to chart a unique artistic journey. In his texts and images, he captures fleeting moments of life, bathed in emotion. His illustrations for Papa’s Little Truck have been recognized by the 3x3 International Illustration Awards and others.

Reviews

In Papa’s Little Truck, the illustrations are equally if not more impressive than the words themselves. Mori juxtaposes Papa’s tiny pickup truck with creatively enlarged animations of the world around it - a peek into how his daughter, our narrator, imagines their world. The welcoming sun takes the form of a giant yellow giraffe, a bump in the road morphs into a seagull flying the truck further into this imaginative world. This juxtaposition between the truck and the outside world gives the story a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs feel, as if the little girl can conquer anything when in Papa’s little truck.

More than just an interesting canvas, Papa’s Little Truck tells the touching story of a daughter’s relationship with her father. Their journey in the truck becomes a metaphor for the trials and tribulations that she’ll eventually have to face on her own - from breaking down in scary places to traveling through dark tunnels. From their time spent in the truck, however, this girl will always have her father’s guiding presence by her side.

—SRQ Magazine

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