“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Quigley adeptly creates strong classroom scenes that convey an inclusive student body’s realistic dynamic and an endearing, assured seven-year-old protagonist who appreciates her cultural identity." - PW, starred review
"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
Back in July, we were pleased to announce that Kersten Hamilton's 2008 picture book, RED TRUCK, was going to have a sequel, YELLOW COPTER. Today, we are pleased yet again, because Kendra Levin at Viking has just signed a third book, rounding out the trilogy with a vehicle on water that is the third primary color: BLUE BOAT. This time, a persistent little tugboat saves the day on stormy seas.
We've just seen illustrator Valeria Petron's sketches for YELLOW COPTER, and it is going to be just as adorable as RED TRUCK--as will BLUE BOAT, we're sure! Congratulations, Kersten, on sealing the deal for the rest of the trilogy!