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Sunny's tow truck saves the day!
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2019.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Stuck with a flat tire on the way to a park for a picnic, a family passes the time waiting for a tow truck by watching the many vehicles passing by." -- (Source of summary not specified)


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JPT GO! Pace
JPT GO! Pace

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When a family car gets a flat on the way to a picnic, help is needed and time is ticking! Cranes are lifting, and pavers are paving. Diggers are digging, and workers are waving. But where is Sunny and her trusty tow truck? Written in sparse rhyme wonderful for reading aloud, Sunny's Tow Truck Saves the Day! is the perfect book to introduce little readers to the concept of time, as well as to various workers and their vehicles. The bold, colorful illustrations by Christopher Lee bring this dynamic world to life.

Author Notes

Anne Marie Pace's picture books include Groundhug Day , Busy-Eyed Day , Pigloo , and the four books of the Vampirina Ballerina series, which inspired the hit Disney Junior animated series Vampirina . She lives with her family in Virginia.

Christopher Lee is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator. He has produced work for Disney, Nickelodeon, Target, and many more. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée and their awesome dog, Ponzu.

Reviews 1

Kirkus Review

A family is just setting out on a family picnic when, wouldn't you know it? Their plans are foiled by a flat tire! So they call for a tow and wait for help to arrive, and they wait, and they wait, and they wait. It is going to take a little while; it is a busy day for everyone. When Sunny's Towing finally comes to the rescue, repairs are made, and they are back on the roadonly to find out their picnic lunch is long gone. It's Sunny's tow truck to the rescue again! Rhyming text makes this engaging story a quick and easy read-aloud to share with preschoolers: "Pack the cooler! / Picnic day! / Nine o'clock. / We're on our way." Those children who love cars, trucks, and things that move will find many details to pore over in this book, which is full of many different types of motor vehicles. Lee's digital illustrations are bold and colorful; with their sharp edges and simplified faces, they have a commercial look, but by depicting the characters as multicultural, they add depth. The picnicking family is interracial, with a white-presenting mom and a dad and children with brown skin; Sunny is a woman of color. Delightfully, the family passes over Rick's and Harry's and chooses the only obviously woman-owned towing business available.A likable little story that will be a hit at storytimes. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.