The books are designed to be a fun and educational tool. Children will stay engaged and at the same time learn through the real life adventures of the characters. The books in this series will cover Australian geography, mathematics, science, road rules, mechanics of heavy vehicles, and their interaction with the public. The learning outcomes are in line with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
The Book Series
Meet the Characters
In Volume 1: Meet the Characters, readers will meet the main characters that will appear in the series, including Pete the Peterbilt, Kenny the Kenworth, Truck-Dog, Fred the Freightliner, Percy and Pie-Cart the pilot vehicles, Travis, Bruce, Wilma, and Gerry the trailers, and David the dolly. Learn about B-doubles, road trains, and different kinds of trailers.
Meet Pete the
In Volume 2: Meet Pete, readers will get to know more about Pete the Peterbilt. They will learn about his different parts, like his chassis, lights, and dash. Readers will also learn about the machinery used with Pete the Peterbilt, like trailers, cranes, and forklifts.
Meet Kenny the Kenworth
In Volume 3: Kenny the Kenworth, readers get to know Kenny and his body parts, like his wheels, lights, and bonnet. They will also learn about geography as Kenny travels through Australia doing deliveries.
Meet Kenny's Friend
In Volume 4: Meet Kenny’s Friend Truck-Dog, readers will meet Kenny’s adorable dog companion Truck-Dog. They will learn about different tools, what load restraints are, how much fuel Kenny can store in his fuel tanks, and also the reason why vehicles have number plates and indicators.
In Volume 5: Learn Pete’s Body Parts, readers will get to know more about Pete the Peterbilt. They will learn about Pete’s different body parts, like his dashboard, bonnet, and gear control, just to name a few.
The Full Set
Travel Australia with the Moving Characters: Pete the Peterbilt, Kenny the Kenworth, and Kenny’s mate Truck-Dog, just to name a few. There are many characters in the series. The books are designed to be a fun and educational tool.