Sunday, 26 March 2017

Good Night Truck

Welcome to Sally's book-a-day-for-2017 blog. If unfamiliar with the blog, scroll down.
Good Night Truck (Post 85)
Good Night Truck (2014) is a cheerful little picture book for children who are fascinated by vehicles. The child narrator greets each toy vehicle, (truck, digger, rocket, boat etc.) and proposes a suitable game, and then swings round to put each toy away for the night. Finally, the truck, clearly the child's favourite, is tucked into bed in the position more usually occupied by a teddybear. 

I wrote this text when our grandson was small, because at the time he was fasicinated by all things vehicular and there seemed few bedtime stories of the appropriate level and subject matter. In the way of things, he was probably a little old for the book by the time it came out, but still, I dedicated it to him.

The pictures are bright and cheerful, with mild personification of the toys. The cover pictured is the US edition which is similar to the local one but which has shining stars. Good Night Truck is in print as of 2017 and can be bought in multiple places. This link is one of them.

About the Blog 
Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, post a comment and I'll get back to you.

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