If My Love Were a Fire Truck by Luke Reynolds
A Daddy's Love Song: 1

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The visual here is much more satisfying than the words, as the two are fast asleep, smiles on their faces, child lying atop father, each with an arm around the other. Readers are likely to wish for the music to go with the verses.
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A father’s love for his son goes zoom, swoosh, vroom, boom! in this energetic, adventurous, and action-packed tribute to fathers and sons. Great for Father’s Day or any day with Dad.
 
The bond between a father and his son is as powerful as a rocket ship blasting into space, a giant whale splashing across the ocean, and booming, colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky. Celebrating that one-of-a-kind relationship between Dad and his favorite little guy, If My Love Were a Fire Truck is a rhyming love song from fathers to sons that will become a cherished part of their lives for many years to come.

"This bedtime story reassures and entertains. A guaranteed hit for vehicle lovers."—School Library Journal

"An opening for parent-child pairs to use their own imaginations to see where love will take them."—Kirkus
 

About Luke Reynolds

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LUKE REYNOLDS has been a teacher for eleven years and is the author of the middle-grade novel The Looney Experiment, a number of books for teachers, including A Call to Creativity and Burned In, and the picture book Bedtime Blastoff! Currently completing his PhD in Education at Boston College, Luke is also a full-time seventh grade English teacher in the public school system in Harvard, Massachusetts. He is married and has two young sons. JEFF MACK has written and illustrated a wide range of children’s books, including Good News Bad News, The Things I Can Do, Frog and Fly, Ah Ha!, and the Hippo and Rabbit series, earning him three Texas 2x2 awards, a Colorado Bell Award, a Pennsylvania Family Literacy Award, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Award, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year award, and an Illinois Monarch Award nomination. He is also the creator of the Clueless McGee series and the illustrator of James Howe’s Bunnicula and Friends and Eve Bunting’s Hurry! Hurry! Visit him online at jeffmack.com.
Author Residence: Acton, MAJEFF MACK has written and illustrated a wide range of children's books, including Good News Bad News, The Things I Can Do, Frog & Fly, Ah-Ha!, and the Hippo and Rabbit series, earning him three Texas 2x2 awards, a 2014 Colorado Bell Award, a 2013 Pennsylvania Family Literacy Award, a New York Public Library Best Book of 2013 Award, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 award, and a 2015 Illinois Monarch Award nomination. He is also the creator of the Clueless McGee series and the illustrator of James Howe's Bunnicula and Friends and Eve Bunting's Hurry! Hurry! Visit him online at www.jeffmack.com.Illustrator Residence: South Hadley, MA
 
Published April 18, 2017 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 20 2017

The visual here is much more satisfying than the words, as the two are fast asleep, smiles on their faces, child lying atop father, each with an arm around the other. Readers are likely to wish for the music to go with the verses.

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