Picture Book of the Month for October 2013

Awesome! This is a very exciting picture book! Brian Floca has, over more than a decade, created a few books that are about the workings of vehicles, 4 that I have seen now. The first,  Five Trucks, is simple in wording and pictures, yet more complex than usual in concept. There is inferred content, which engages the child’s mind.  Lightship still has simple text, but it is about a type of ship that is unusual and largely not heard of. There is also the addition of an author’s note, explaining the historical content.  Moonshot describes the cultural experience of the moon landing event, besides the workings of the equipment and people involved. With this book, Floca has progressed to a level that most picture books do not reach.  Locomotive  is his new creation, and he has moved again to a higher level.


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