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Eve Bunting, Little Yellow Truck

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes acclaimed and best-selling children's book author Eve Bunting for a reading and signing of her new picture book, Little Yellow Truck.

Ever feel too small, not adequate enough, or worried about what role you play in an important task? Little Yellow Truck did too. As lumberyard owner Riley gears up for a busy day and a new project, he assigns tasks to his many trucks. A dump truck, a flatbed truck, a concrete mixer, and a little yellow truck all stand by ready to help. From hauling trash to pouring concrete, one by one they are all assigned tasks, except for Little Yellow Truck. Is there nothing he can do to help?

There’s no reason for Little Yellow Truck’s worry as Riley has just the right task and an important role at that! Written by acclaimed children’s author Eve Bunting, this story reinforces the message that even the smallest helper can make a lasting impact and that sometimes waiting is the hardest part. Social emotional learning can be explored through this title because feelings of disappointment and uncertainty can lead to discovery—specifically Little Yellow’s  discovery of belonging.


Eve Bunting has written over 250 children’s books, winning numerous awards and honors. One day, as she was passing a builder’s yard, she saw several large trucks—and one little yellow truck, all by itself among the big guys. “I’m going to write a story about that little truck”, she thought, “and I’ll show that it’s important, too.” Sometimes that is how story ideas originate. Her books include Ghost Cat and Mr. Goat’s Valentine. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs and sitting areas are usually set up for open seating about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by April 15th.

Little Yellow Truck Cover Image
By Eve Bunting, Kevin Zimmer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2019

$16.99
SKU: S781585364077

If you cannot attend the event, you can still have a copy of Little Yellow Truck signed for you.

Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store. Internet orders must be placed by April 15th. After that, please call the store at 831-423-0900 to inquire about signed editions.

Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn't guaranteed.