US Kirkus Review   
The New Old Truck “Somervell and Fern (A Very Greedy Tale, 2016, etc.) again collaborate to tell a charming New Zealand–based yarn. Somervell’s language is simple but effective in conveying Old Truck’s vehicular personality, including farting out of the exhaust pipe and graunching the gears. .. Fern’s beautiful, expressive watercolor images have a childlike feel while illustrating details of farm life and sometimes providing silent commentary...” Kirkus Reviews

‘I love it, the kids love it, the teachers love it! The children wanted it read again and again!’
Fiona Woodfield, Teacher, Wee Nippers Early Childhood Centre, Invercargill.

'... a choice asset to any school library'
Bob Docherty, Children and Young Adults Book Reviews, Bob's Book Blog, Feb 27, 2014

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'Will capture the hearts of young and old alike.'
Colleen Thorpe, Regional Features Editor

‘This is a lovely story that focuses on the small things that make our lives rich and is, like its predecessor, beautifully illustrated’
Dianne Farrell, Waikato Times

‘ The story and illustrations of The New Old Truck will charm both children and adults. The family’s devotion to their vintage Republic reflects the delight that these old trucks still produce around the world’
David McMacken, author of Flash and Fizzle: The Rise and Fall of the Republic Motor Truck Company of Alma, Michigan

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