Who’s driving? by Leo Timmers; translated by Bill Nagelkerke (2006)

[Published by Gecko Press]
geckoThere has been sad lack of transportation stories here at myfriendlucy over the last few months. I’m making it up to you today I promise. Chock-full of magnificently onomatopoeic words and delightful animals, Who’s driving? will send your preschool transport fans straight to heaven.

A group of animals in snazzy outfits walk towards a series of vehicles. “Who’s driving… the tractor? Pig! He’s driving to the farm. Chug chug chug chug chug.” For the eagle-eyed and sparky-brained in the audience, there are cunning visual clues to match driver to mode of transport. I’m particularly taken by pig’s red and white-spotted neckerchief; no farmer should be without one.

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I love Gecko Press. They are a New Zealand publisher, selecting wonderful picture books from around the world, and translating them into English. Who’s driving was originally published in Belgium and the translator Bill Nagelkerke is an awesome New Zealand author and ex-fellow-Librarian.

All round vehicular greatness.

Check out Who’s driving? at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy Who’s driving? from Fishpond.

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