The Runaway No-wheeler (Hardcover)
Trucks! Counting! Tire-eating aliens! This wonderful, rhyming, super-silly book has it ALL...including Bob Staake's awesome artwork.
THE RUNAWAY NO-WHEELER is a clever spin on a counting book and the perennial favorite, a book starring trucks. Tony is a sturdy, long-hauling 18-wheeler with a delivery to make, but many obstacles are in the way -- from potholes to slime to rescue missions to aliens' space rockets. In the style of counting classics like Dr. Seuss' Ten Apples Up on Top -- though in this case, subtractive counting -- Tony finds himself losing wheel after wheel with each hurdle he encounters. Will he be able to make his delivery?
About the Author
Peter Stein has been a highly successful writer, editor, designer, and art director for more than twenty years, and has created at least ninety-seven truckloads of greeting cards. He lives with his family in Northern California.
Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated over seventy books, including The Red Lemon, one of the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2006. A frequent cover illustrator for The New Yorker, Bob's cover entitled "Reflection" commemorating Barack Obama's election was named by TIME as #1 in their list of 10 Top Magazine Covers of 2008 and is the most popular New Yorker cover of all-time. Perhaps even more famously, his maternal grandfather invented the crinkle-cut french fry!