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Hooray for Trucks!
By (author): Susan Hughes Illustrated by: Suharu Ogawa
Susan Hughes ,

Illustrated by :

Suharu Ogawa


Owlkids - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) 2, Grade (US) 2
Oct 04, 2022
$19.95 CAD


9in x 9 x 0.38 in | 351 gr

Page Count:

24 pages


Full color illustrations throughout
Owlkids Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks
Picture storybooks: imagination and play|Early years: daily routine|Early years: things that go|Interest age: from c 3 years
  • Short Description
A joyful celebration of trucks and teamwork

A joyful celebration of trucks and teamwork

It’s time for the hardworking trucks at the construction site to get cleaned up! But when the narrator tries to round up the muddy machines, they dig in their wheels and refuse to be led away. They don’t want to waste time being soaked and lathered, scrubbed high and low—they want to flatten soil, haul dirt, carry bricks, and lift beams. They want to WORK!

When the trucks discover that washing away the grime means they get to keep loading and lifting, they snap into action. It turns out that getting clean actually is work! Together, the trucks sponge and scrub until they sparkle. As they revel in their newfound gleam, the narrator reveals they’re cleaning up for an extra special purpose—a truck parade! The shiny machines roll down the street to the cheers of a diverse group of truck fans.

With charming, expressive illustrations and playful rhyming text, this book brings the construction site to life in an energetic tale that will have readers shouting, “Hooray for trucks!”

  • Subtly touches on themes of social-emotional learning
  • Kids who love trucks will enjoy the full range of machines featured
  • Brings an element of fun to bath time and tidying up

SUSAN HUGHES is an award-winning writer of many books for children, including Same Here!Carmen and the House that Gaudi Built, What Happens Next?, and Off to Class. Also a freelance writer, editor, and story coach, Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Contributor Website

SUHARU OGAWA is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. Formally trained in Art History and Cultural Anthropology, she worked for several years as a university librarian and has done various work for magazines, children’s books, public art projects, and more. Suharu teaches illustration at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.

"Sure to please young truck lovers—and just the thing to get them eager for their own baths."

- Kirkus Reviews

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