Very young children are fascinated by anything with wheels. So why not introduce them at an early age to the exciting world of freight transportation? Two new children's books about commercial trucking might be just the ticket.
The first, written by former truck driver Susan Burton, is titled My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck. Burton, who drove a truck for nearly 30 years, says the book was based on the hundreds of postcards and letters she wrote to her "Trucker Buddy" pen pals at elementary schools and to her nieces and nephews about her life on the road. The book is available in paperback or e-book form at Amazon.com or through Burton's website, www.susanburtonbooks.com.
The second book, Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries & Smiles, tells the story of a professional truck driver and his young son. The book was published by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation to help educate children and families about the important role trucks play in everyday life. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign. For more information or to order, visit www.tntrucking.org/foundation.