Turbo's Special Delivery (Hardcover)
There’s a new truck on the road and he goes fast—turbo fast; from New York Times bestselling author Jean Reagan comes a social-emotional picture book about slowing down and learning new skills.
Turbo Truck has always stayed in his lane. That lane being the fast one. But when the only job left is one that calls for a delicate hand at the wheel, Turbo has the chance to prove to everyone—and himself—that he can travel at more than one speed.
As Turbo slows down, he discovers the satisfaction of a job well done (even one with no impressive accelerations) and the sights only visible from the slow lane.
Jean Reagan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Babysit a Grandpa and its companion books. Her first book, Always My Brother, is a story that mirrors a personal family tragedy. Jean loves to write a wide range of stories—sprinkled with humor—to help kids embrace challenges. She was born in Alabama, spent most of her childhood in Japan, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband. Each summer, they drive to Grand Teton National Park at her preferred speed—slow. Visit her at jeanreagan.com.
Eduardo Marticorena is a children’s book illustrator based in El Salvador, where he zips around in a tiny orange car. He studied graphic design in college while working on freelance advertising illustration. Later, he pursued his dream as a professional illustrator, working as video game background artist, animation layout artist and painter, and children’s book illustrator. He also works as an art teacher. His preferred speed is VERY FAST. Visit him at edmarticorena.pb.online.
"This cute story reassures kids that controlling impulses isn’t as hard as it might seem—plus it offers noticeable benefits and immediate rewards. Readers will relate to cute Turbo, who’s an expressive, vulnerable stand-in for little ones who often find it hard to slow down." — Kirkus Reviews
Whether or not they have an interest in trucks and cars, children will adore the pleasant, eager main character, Turbo, the special delivery truck who excels at moving at full speed. A cheerful book that could be the perfect gift for young truck lovers or a fitting addition to a lesson about transportation, goods and services, or opposite word pairings, as Turbo learns the importance of moving at a slow, steady speed on the roads. — School Library Journal