Exciting New Picture Book Brings a Big Red Truck to Life

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Gary K. Ballard writes about the adventures of his high-spirited automobile

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A test of loyalty and faith unveils in the colorful new picture book written by Gary K. Ballard. Inspired by his joy of sharing his faith in Jesus Christ and going on mission trips, he writes a fascinating tale about his pick up’s whimsical journey in Big Red The ¾ Ton Truck.

A wonderful read that is based on a true story, Big Red The ¾ Ton Truck tells the journey of Gary's truck and how its day went from ordinary to extraordinary. After a mission trip from Moss Point, Mississippi—to work on recovery repairs after the monster hurricane Katrina—Gary visits his buddy Dale. At first, the big red truck thought that it was just a normal day; little did he know that was going to drive into a series of unexpected events.

Since the engine was left running by Gary the truck's transmission jumped into reverse and started backing down the street. The truck looked behind him and saw a car parked about two houses down the street. He became alarmed since his owner was still inside the house and he was left running backwards.

In this beautiful picture book, Ballard shows the readers the value of loyalty and faith as the truck bumps into unforeseen obstacles. The truck’s faith in Jesus Christ was strengthened and his loyalty to Gary was tested as he faced the unpredictable circumstance. This story will definitely entertain readers from the first page until the very last. Children will enjoy as they flip through the vivid and vibrant illustrations in the book. Readers will be drawn to the fun-loving characters as they delve deeper into the delightful pages of Big Red The ¾ Ton Truck.

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About the Author
Gary K. Ballard grew up in an oil refinery town of Wood River, Illinois. After graduating from college he taught Junior and Senior High School Mathematics in Illinois for over 20 years. He was also a pastor in Illinois for 19 year. He will be married to his wife Judy for 50 years on August 17, 2013. They have been blessed with four children: Gregory, Rodney, Ryan, and Shelly.

Big Red The ¾ Ton Truck * by Gary K. Ballard
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-5847-0
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-5848-7
eBook;$3.99; 978-1-4771-5849-4

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