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Food Truck Fest!

Food Truck Fest!

Alexandra Penfold; illustrated by Mike Dutton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

FSG Books for Young Readers


ISBN: 9781466897984

40 Pages, Ages 2-6

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.

Praise for Food Truck Fest!

“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

“Food blogger Penfold's knowledge is coming through. 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.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A cheerful cacophony of excitement and activity.” —School Library Journal

“The rhyming text sets the scene and outlines the action, while the vivid artwork brings the words to life through well-chosen details. Kids will particularly enjoy the behind-the-scenes glimpses of action inside the truck’s small kitchens. . .A satisfying picture book.” —Booklist

Alexandra Penfold; illustrated by Mike Dutton

Alexandra Penfold is the author of We Are Brothers, We Are Friends illustrated by Eda Kaban, and Eat, Sleep, Poop! illustrated by Jane Massey. She loves food trucks so much that she co-wrote another book about them called New York à la Cart: Recipes & Stories from the Big Apple’s Best Food Trucks. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Mike Dutton is the illustrator of Donovan's Big Day, written by Lesléa Newman, the comic One Swoop Fell, and over two hundred Google Doodles. The son of a southern father and a South Korean mother, Mike grew up in a multi-culinary family. He lives with his wife and two kids near their home in Berkeley, California.

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