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Press Release: I Am a Backhoe

February 11th, 2010

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

I Am a Backhoe

by Anna Grossnickle Hines

$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,


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