Food truck fest! / Alexandra Penfold ; pictures by Mike Dutton.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A family prepares for a day at the food truck festival, while at the same time, the food truck crews get ready for the same event, checking recipes, starting to cook, and driving to the festival site.
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      PENFOLD, A.; DUTTON, M. Food truck fest! First edition. [s. l.]: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. ISBN 9780374303181. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Penfold A, Dutton M. Food Truck Fest! First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2018. Accessed September 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Penfold, A., & Dutton, M. (2018). Food truck fest! (First edition.). Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Penfold, Alexandra, and Mike Dutton. 2018. Food Truck Fest! First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • Harvard:
      Penfold, A. and Dutton, M. (2018) Food truck fest! First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Penfold, A & Dutton, M 2018, Food truck fest!, First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Penfold, Alexandra, and Mike Dutton. Food Truck Fest! First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Penfold, Alexandra, and Mike Dutton. Food Truck Fest! First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Penfold A, Dutton M. Food truck fest! [Internet]. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 April #1

Early in the morning, food-truck crews arrive at the depot to load their groceries and prepare for a festival. "Some trucks / have ovens, / others have grills. / They're kitchens / on wheels / without the frills." As the trucks drive off, the scene shifts to a home where two children and their parents pack up the car. After a ferry ride, they arrive at the food-truck fest and join a happy crowd, eating tasty treats and listening to music. Later, the trucks return to the depot, and the family returns to their home. This attractive picture book offers kids an appealing vicarious outing. The rhyming text sets the scene and outlines the action, while the vivid artwork brings the words to life through well-chosen details. Kids will particularly enjoy the behind-the-scenes glimpses of action inside the truck's small kitchens. The book's large format offers ample space for the illustrations, which include scenes with long-range perspective as well as images of the children, the cooks, and the menu items. A satisfying picture book. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

A young family visits a food truck festival in this lively picture book. Declarative couplets detail the participants' bustling preparations: "Let's get moving, no time to rest," serves as an urgent refrain. Vibrant, textured illustrations are well composed and filled with details of modern urban life; rhythmic text makes for a pleasant read-aloud. Hip foodie parents and their preschoolers will gravitate toward this appetizing story. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 January #2

"Some trucks have ovens, others have grills./ They're kitchens on wheels, without the frills," writes Penfold (The Littlest Viking) as food trucks gather on an island for a festival. After caravanning to their destination, the trucks set up shop, offering traditional fare ("Folks settle down with their hot dogs and ices,/ burritos, kebabs, pretzels, and slices") as well as offerings for diehard foodies ("Kimchi tacos, that's no illusion./ Korean and Mexican make a tasty fusion"). And nobody minds the long lines because there are plenty of free samples. The story ostensibly follows one family's journey to the fair, but within a few pages the panoply of eccentrically styled trucks (including one named "Pho Sho" and a fish taco truck with a surfboard on top), their hipster crews, and the multicultural, multigenerational crowd become the real stars. Dutton's high-spirited illustrations capture the expansive exuberance of a collective day out, and his crafty, cut-out aesthetic feels right on the mark for this down-to-earth, artisanal cuisine and its scrappy, hardworking purveyors. Ages 2–6. Author's agent: Susan Ginsburg, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Marietta Zacker, Gallt & Zacker Literary. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.