Press Release: I Am a Backhoe
What do YOU imagine you’ll be today?
Join a young boy as he mimics the movements of a variety of construction vehicles in I Am a Backhoe, available this spring from Tricycle Press.
Through spare text and vibrant illustrations, a young child shows readers how easy it is to become a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, a roller, and much more.
Children and grown-ups alike will be inspired by the boy’s simple game of pretend, and will share in his contentment when his father, acting as a flatbed truck, delivers him to the couch for a quiet moment.
ANNA GROSSNICKLE HINES has written and illustrated more than 60 books for children. The Horn Book called her a “sorceress of the ordinary,” who is able to “touch her wand to a simple event and transform it into a delightful picture book.” Anna’s books have been honored by numerous awards, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Parent’s Choice Award. She lives in Gualala, California. Visit www.aghines.com.
$12.99 HC • 978-1-58246-306-3
8 x 8 inches • 24 pages • ages 1 to 4
On sale: 3/9/10
For more information or to receive a review copy, contact: Hayley Gonnason, publicist, Tricycle Press, 510-559-1600 ext. 3087, email@example.com.