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Picture Book Hour Live! Chris Van Dusen: Big Truck Little Island

Picture Book Hour Live! Chris Van Dusen: Big Truck Little Island

Sunday, June 05, 2022 - 10:30AM ET
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Join us for a special Picture Book Hour with author-illustrator Chris Van Dusen, reading Big Truck Little Island.

Register for the event!

RSVP to let us know you're coming! RSVPs don't guarantee a seat, but you'll be alerted to important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

Reserve a book!

Books will be available for purchase at the event, but you can ensure that you get a copy by preordering on the registration page. You can pick your book up after 10:00AM on the day of the event.

Can't make it to the event? Preorder the book on the registration page to have it signed and personalized, and choose to have it held or shipped from the store!

 

Big Truck Little Island

That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story.

When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry’s ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars? Inspired by an incident that happened on Vinalhaven, Maine, Chris Van Dusen tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers.

Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of Hattie & Hudson, Randy Riley's Really Big Hit, King Hugo's Huge Ego, and The Circus Ship. He is also the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books, and many other titles. He lives in Maine.