On a small farm, an old truck worked hard. Off a small island, an old boat rode the tide. So begin two warmly illustrated books that send readers on a journey through the years. The vehicles in these books center stories about how people, families, and homes change overtime. The Old Truck celebrates imagination and determination. The Old Boat explores the natural world and perseverance. Both books transport readers on terrific tales, perfect for any truck or boat lovers, and for anyone who enjoys a heartfelt story.— Claire, Wild Rumpus
The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.
Off a small island,
an old boat sets sail
and a young boy
Together, boy and boat ride the shifting tides, catching wants and wishes until fate calls for a sea change. Brothers and collaborators Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey’s newest picture book is a masterfully crafted celebration of the natural world and tribute to the families we make and the homes that we nurture.