BEST INDIE BOOKS OF 2021 AWARDED BY KIRKUS REVIEWS
Big smiles on little faces! My Monster Truck is BIG like a giant and LOUD like thunder. VROOM, VROOM! VROOM! The children cheer! He lands with all FOUR wheels back on the ground. HOORAY!
The story is fun "Monster truck lovers and fans of the movie Cars will ask for this one again and again" -Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite.
This book comes with bonuses!
This bracing and illuminating bilingual tale deftly shows a kid's love for a favorite truck."
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Our preschool-aged curly-haired protagonist smiles as he shows off his bright purple toy monster truck. Big, super-speedy, and as purple as grapes, the truck comes with our young friend everywhere! It joins him for breakfast (where the boy eats, but the truck doesn't) to Grandma's house, and of course to playtime. He and other children enjoy racing the trucks and building obstacle courses for them. Nothing makes him happier than going out with his friends and watching his truck leap through the air and race.
One morning, though, he wakes up and doesn't see his favorite truck! This makes him both sad and afraid, as he's sorry to have lost his truck and scared about what's happening to the truck.
Can you solve the mystery? Will his favorite purple monster truck ever be safe again?
The story is fun, interesting to follow, and educational for children. It introduces children to the many benefits of learning American Sign Language, which has been shown to increase cognitive faculties and problem-solving skills. Learning a few basics can open doors and pathways in the brain, increasing vocabulary by 15-20%. Learning ASL opens pathways in your brain, enhancing your cognitive skills at any age.
Watch all four video books included with a QR code! Hear! See! Be Amazed!
VALUE - The book also comes with four instructional videos. ASL Picture Books is excited to bring you the best ASL storytellers with Deaf artists Michelle Osterhout and Diana Campbell. A thrilling narration by radio personality Dennis Neubacher.
VALUE - Each page of My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me is beautifully illustrated with one or more signs that parents and children can learn together. This book is as educational as it is entertaining.
VALUE - Download five educational sheets. ASL Alphabet Chart, Basic ASL Education, Fingerspelling, Signers' Space, Classifier CL3, and Sign Selection.
Kathleen has produced this book with a large team of qualified professionals, including Emmy Award-Winning videographer Dustyn Blindert, ASL storyteller Diana Campbell, voiceover narrator Dennis Neubacher, ASL storyteller Michelle Osterhout, sound producer Doak Breene, ASL interpreter Emma Massman, illustrators Isaac Liang and Pardeep Mehar, editor Bobbie Hinman, graphic designer Praise Saflor and project manager April Cox. Marcath recognizes and honors each of these outstanding individuals in her blog https://www.aslpicturebooks.com/post/award-winning-team.