My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me: Illustrated in American Sign Language

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$18.99  $17.66
ASL Picture Books LLC
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8.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Kathleen Marcath is a children's book author and a strong supporter of American Sign Language (ASL) education for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. She first discovered ASL when she learned to sign the song "Our God Is an Awesome God." The beauty and power of ASL got a hold of her and never let go. She has repeatedly watched the same magic illuminate people's faces (deaf and hearing alike) when they learn this beautiful language. She strongly believes that learning ASL at any age is beneficial and adds value to life. Kathleen earned a B.A. in Deaf Community Studies from Madonna University and learned of the challenges the Deaf community has endured. She was moved to address the lack of representation of Deaf culture in children's books by founding ASL Picture Books and publishing her debut. My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere With Me is a one-of-a-kind picture book where the characters use ASL. Inspired by her grandson, Kathleen merged her love of children with her passion for ASL. Her debut book was extremely well-received. It was named one of the Best Indie Books of 2021 by Kirkus Reviews, awarded a Certified Great Reads Seal from Jed Doherty, a Bronze Medal Award, and 5 stars by Reader's Favorite, who said, "Monster truck lovers and fans of the movie Cars will ask for this one again and again. My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me should be in every school and public library."
Isaac Liang Zhi Jie is a Deaf illustrator based in Singapore. At the age of four, he started his artistic journey by drawing on the cupboards of his home with crayons. In his free time, he gains inspiration from traveling and cafe-hopping. Through his illustrations, animations, and traditional art mediums, Isaac amplifies visions and tells visual stories in a unique way.
Pardeep Mehra is the founder of Pencil Master Digital Studio, a family-owned business employing a large group of talented artists providing end-to-end illustration and publishing services. For more than 15 years, Pardeep has been providing his keen eye, visualization, and digital art skills to create hundreds of beautifully illustrated books that delight children worldwide. Pardeep lives in India with his wife Priyam and daughter Mehar.

Holly Connors of Feathered Quill says that the book "Takes on a daunting task and makes it look easy - to incorporate American Sign Language into a children's book and make it fun and engaging for young children."

"I just purchased two copies of your book. I am an ASL interpreter, and my son Silas has progressive hearing loss. This monster truck book is absolutely wonderful! So many books with sign language are about being Deaf. I really appreciated this bookmaking sign language just a normal part of life." Molly Stuck - ASL Interpreter

I recommend this book! My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me is such a cute story about a boy and his favorite purple monster truck! I read it to my 2nd-grade class, and they were so engaged...My students loved the story and were fascinated with ASL. My students wanted me to read the book over and over again! This book is ideal for a read-aloud for elementary school classes or for families to enjoy at home!!

Here are a few reviews from my 2nd graders:

-I love this book because you can learn sign language as you're reading the story!! It's so cool!

-It is cute and a fun story to read!

-This book makes me think of my little brother because he loves his monster trucks.

-The illustrations are bright and colorful. The characters' facial expressions are fantastic! They almost seem real.

-I really enjoyed it! You should read this book! Penny Samp 2nd Mainstream Grade Teacher

"My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me is a beautifully illustrated bi-lingual story. The author ensures sign language and the correct signage is available throughout the text. The incredible artwork truly captivates the reader, and if you're unfamiliar with American Sign Language, you can learn something new! I absolutely adored this book and will share it with the little ones in my life!" Jasmine Paul, author of A Boy, a Budget, and a Dream.