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Food Truck Fest!

A colorful, whimsical picture book about everyone's favorite kitchens-on-wheels: food trucks!

Join the members of one family as they head to the Food Truck Fest! They gather their things, cross the bridge, and prepare for a fun-filled day. And as they get ready, the workers on the food trucks get ready, too—preparing, tasting, and traveling across the bridge to join all the other kitchens-on-wheels. With delicious free samples and cuisines from around the world, it's a day of trying new things and having fun together!

Alexandra Penfold's rollicking, rhyming text and Mike Dutton's rich, dynamic illustrations make Food Truck Fest! the perfect story for kids who love things that go.

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Praise for Food Truck Fest!

“This attractive picture book offers kids an appealing vicarious outing. The rhyming text sets the scene and outlines the action, while the vivid artwork brings the words to life through well-chosen details . . . A satisfying picture book.” — Booklist

 “The illustrations pack in a big, wide range of people, from customers to chefs to musicians, convincingly creating a vibrant community brought together by the variety of things they love to eat . . . Will very likely make young readers yearn for a big foodie event like the one depicted.” — Kirkus

“This bouncing story in rhyme has the catchy refrain, “Let’s get moving, no time to rest. Everybody’s going to the food truck fest!” . . . The festival attendees and truck vendors display a refreshingly diverse range of ethnicity, race, size, shape, and age. The result is a cheerful cacophony of excitement and activity . . . Recommended for picture book shelves.” — School Library Journal

“Dutton’s high-spirited illustrations capture the expansive exuberance of a collective day out, and his crafty, cut-out aesthetic feels right on the mark for this down-to-earth, artisanal cuisine and its scrappy, hardworking purveyors.” — Publishers Weekly