The Ugly Truckling by David Gordon

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

As hard as she tries, the ugly truckling cannot keep up with her brothers and sisters. She can't pull logs, she can't carry hay, and her three small wheels are no match for their four big, strong ones. She'll never be a good truck. So the ugly truckling runs away from home in search of her own identity -- and finds out that she may not be such an ugly truckling after all.

David Gordon's fresh twist on a familiar tale is as endearing as it is poignant.

 

About David Gordon

See more books from this Author
David Gordon has done concept work for Pixar's "Toy Story I and II, "A Bug's Life, and "Monsters, Inc., as well as Nickelodeon's acclaimed cartoon show "SpongeBob SquarePants. He grew up in Colorado and attended art school in New York City. He currently lives in New York, where he spends his time creating new stories and movies for children.
 
Published May 25, 2004 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Ugly Truckling

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

On her journey, she asks a tractor, a cow, and a windmill if she’s one of them, but she’s not.

| Read Full Review of The Ugly Truckling

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Gordon (Construction Countdown ) reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling for the vroom-vroom set. Instead of

Jul 26 2004 | Read Full Review of The Ugly Truckling

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

The story twists and turns from the back alleys to the high society of revolutionary Paris and eventually back to 21st-century America.

Aug 08 2004 | Read Full Review of The Ugly Truckling

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Gordon (Construction Countdown ) reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling for the vroom-vroom set.

| Read Full Review of The Ugly Truckling

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Gordon (Construction Countdown ) reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling for the vroom-vroom set. Instead of

Jul 26 2004 | Read Full Review of The Ugly Truckling

Reader Rating for The Ugly Truckling
72%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 9 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×