Debut author Natasha Tripplett visited Children's Book World to launch her debut picture book, The Blue Pickup.

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About the author: Natasha Tripplett lives in Northern California, where she writes from a treehouse perched in a sycamore tree. Natasha is a Jamaican Jewish American author who is passionate about cultural representation in children’s literature. She bubbles with excitement over antiques, chocolate, coffee on the front porch, and cozy movie nights in front of the fireplace with her husband and four children. You can visit her at

About The Blue Pickup:  A charming story about a young girl who loves fixing automobiles with her grandfather on the warm grounds of Jamaica, Natasha Tripplett's debut picture book is a perfect pick for fans of My Papi Has a Motorcycle and The Old Truck. This heartwarming layered tale, brought to life with lush illustrations by Monica Mikai (Thank a Farmer), reminds us about the joy of repairing things with our hands and preserving stories with our hearts. - A love letter to hard work and shared legacy. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review). - A vibrant celebration of intergenerational connection, community, and the joy of a spin around the neighborhood, this cheerful picture book also has a sweet message about holding tight to old items and traditions, recognizing that everyday wear and tear (of both things and people) means a life well lived. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - [A]n affectionate intergenerational story about "the importance of taking care of old and forgotten things" as well as learning "just the right tools" to move forward. -- Publishers Weekly

Event date: 

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 11:00am
SKU: 9780063159877s
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