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Want to Play Trucks?

By Ann Stott
Illustrated by Bob Graham

Jack likes trucks. Alex likes dolls. What will they play together? Their new favourite game, of course!

From Ann Stott and Bob Graham, the multi award-winning creator of Silver Buttons and A Bus Called Heaven, comes a story of friendship, perfect for any child who does not conform to traditional gender stereotypes. Jack and Alex meet almost every morning in the sandbox at the playground. Jack likes trucks – big ones. Alex likes dolls – pink ones, with sparkles. And tutus. But Jack doesn’t want to play dolls, and Alex doesn’t want to play trucks. Luckily for Jack and Alex, the day is saved with a little bit of compromise and the easy acceptance that characterizes true friendship... What about dolls who drive trucks?

  • A picture book that questions gender stereotypes, celebrates diversity and demonstrates how differences can be navigated in in a gentle and accessible way.
  • Perfect for parents interested in encouraging and supporting non-traditional, gender-specific play.
  • Bob Graham's books are multi-award winning, often endorsed by Amnesty International, and have sold over two million copies worldwide.

About the author

Ann Stott is the author of What to Do When You’re Sent to Your Room, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin, and Always and I’ll Be There, both illustrated by Matt Phelan. She is also an art director and children’s book designer. Ann Stott lives in Massachusetts, USA. Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy and, most recently, The Poesy Ring. A Bus Called Heaven is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award – a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. Silver Buttons was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9781406378238
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Dimensions: 246 x 249mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/08/18 at 23:37:55
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