Written by a grandmother and teacher, the beautifully-illustrated Grandpa and the Truck stories teach children, ages 4-8, important life lessons through a vehicle kids love--the big rigs and their drivers. Kids will follow Grandpa and the truck on a journey across America, seeing regional differences, meeting wildly-entertaining characters, and learning about truckers' unique lifestyle and language, as they enter a world few really kw. Book 1 focuses on what happens when a chain of cars follow a 'smokie' on a fog-bound highway in mountaius rthern California, and Ralph and the Bloodhounds demonstrates why one should never walk into unfamiliar territory, alone, at night.
Colleen Kelly Mellor's work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Scripps-Howard, the Providence Journal, and CNN and NY Times-acclaimed medical blog, kevinmD.com. Her Grandpa and the Truck stories are her first children's stories, but this 30-year teacher and grandmother feels she's spent a lifetime honing her craft as storyteller before adolescent audiences, whether in her classroom or in her family.