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Monday, 19 March 2012 14:37

Inspired by children’s attentions, Papa Rolly offers a new guide to long-haul trucking

THORSBY, Alberta – In the endearing new children’s book Sam The Semi Goes to Chicago (published by Trafford Publishing), author and longtime trucker Papa Rolly offers young readers a glimpse into the often unseen world of long-haul trucking.


“I was on a dedicated run from Edmonton, Alberta to Chicago, Illinois, and was inspired by children’s fascination with my truck,” Rolly writes. “It didn’t matter if they were in their parent’s car, waiting for the school bus or in the schoolyard playing games, they would give me the signal to honk my air horn. It was then that I believed children needed a semi truck storybook.”


Rolly asks readers to share in the world of Sam the Semi, who demonstrates good work ethic and obeys the laws of the highway. He encourages parents to draw their children into the world of the unknown as Sam explores new towns, cities and countryside locations with this friends – Pete the Puller, who thrives on trouble, and Pug, a follower. Between the two of them, they keep Denture the Deputy busy!


Rolly wants to entertain young readers, but he also hopes that they learn an interesting lesson. He wants to “… entertain and educate children about products and where they are produced; to emphasize the importance of semi trucks in the everyday lives of everyone, including the children and their families.”


About the Author

Papa Rolly has been driving truck for forty years. “At any point in my career,” he says, “you may have passed me on the road hauling hay, lumber, logs, milk, oil, or even the clothes you are wearing right now.”


Rolly loves the highway, and is excited to share his trucking experience.

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