Big trucks, little boys, and Book of the Week

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I have some familiarity with the truck/toddler obsession. My nephews were relentlessly amped over the whole Thomas the Tank Engine thing. And I remember enjoying Richard Scarry’s sweetly detailed drawings of cars and trucks. But little Emmett is a superfan. Of garbage trucks in particular. And that earned him a starring role as the lead character in his own book.

Fay Marley-Clarke made it all possible. As the author of Blurb’s Book of the Week, Emmett and the Garbage Truck, she combined photos of Emmett and his beloved neighborhood garbage truck with a child-friendly story tailored to the people and things in Emmett’s life.

Emmett is probably learning to read and probably treasures his nightly bedtime stories. I’m pretty sure that this huge dose of garbage truck action will delight him to no end. And talk about building self-esteem; I bet it feels awesome to see yourself in a real book when you’re that little. What a personal and special way to quite literally bring a story to life.

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Congratulations on your concept, Fay. This is a very clever approach to a custom children’s book and we applaud what you’ve created for Emmett. Please let us know what he thinks of it. (We’ll look for his literary review after he’s solid with the ABCs.)

Have you considered making a custom children’s book? Do you have ideas or tips on this type of book project? Share them if you’ve got them.

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