Carry, Carry! What Do You Carry?

Illustrated by Akio Kashiwara

About The Book

Bold, cheerful illustrations of fun vehicles will mesmerize toddlers as they learn about popular vehicles and food! 



Vroom! Zoom! Whiz!  What are these busy trucks carrying? They are working hard on a special surprise for little readers. Within these playful pages, the simple, bold art--dump trucks, tractors, bulldozers, and more!--will help toddlers recognize and name vehicles, food, colors, and shapes. They will delight in following these mega machines's mission. Where are they going? The last spread displays a special surprise, suitable for any truck--and food!--lover.

Written by popular children’s book author Akio Kashiwara, CARRY, CARRY! WHAT DO YOU CARRY? has simple, uplifting images and rhymes. Hundreds of thousands of parents in Japan have already discovered the power of Kashiwara's art, and now American parents can too!
This adorable, sturdy book will still look new after being loved for years, and will find a place on the shelf next to classic board books like Eric Carle's The Very Hungry CaterpillarBrown Bear, Brown BearWhat Do You See?Chica Chica Boom Boom, and Sandra Boynton’s classics. 

About The Illustrators

Fifteen years ago, Ms. Sakagashi, the creator of this book, set out to design a book that would soothe crying babies. Her first attempt published in 2003 featured black, white and red art, and found a loyal audience. But she was not satisfied: she refined the content as more and more babies read and responded to the art. She tried lines of different thickness, and eventually added more colors, and then in 2009, she stumbled onto a simple squiggle with a smiley face created by Akio Kashiwara, that changed everything. That squiggle was exactly what she was looking for. Ms. Sakagashi confimed her suspicion that babies would fall in love with Mr. Akio Kashiwara's art, and this book has sold close to 700,000 copies in Japan over the last 8 years, making lots of babies (and their parents) very happy.

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