Hansel and Diesel

Guzzle, guzzle, drip and drool, who is drinking all my fuel When Hansel and Diesel set out to search for fuel in their junkyard, they leave a path of nuts and bolts behind to show their way home But when snow falls and they get lost, brother and sister truck have to fight the Wicked Winch all by themselves until their parents find the trail in the melting snow David Guzzle, guzzle, drip and drool, who is drinking all my fuel When Hansel and Diesel set out to search for fuel in their junkyard, they leave a path of nuts and bolts behind to show their way home But when snow falls and they get lost, brother and sister truck have to fight the Wicked Winch all by themselves until their parents find the trail in the melting snow David Gordon s twist on the traditional Brothers Grimm tale shows the importance of family and caring for those you love.
Hansel and Diesel Guzzle guzzle drip and drool who is drinking all my fuel When Hansel and Diesel set out to search for fuel in their junkyard they leave a path of nuts and bolts behind to show their way home But w

  • Title: Hansel and Diesel
  • Author: David Gordon
  • ISBN: 9780060581220
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Hansel and Diesel”

    1. At the edge of a huge junkyard lived brother and sister pickup trucks. Their names were Hansel and Diesel.I was utterly charmed by this automotive twist on the classic fairy talelustrationranch/wp-cWhen fuel runs low and the family doesn't know if they'll make it through the winter, the children trucks decide to go out and look for fuel. But Hansel, afraid of getting lost, brings a bucket of bolts on his truck bed.Early the next morning, the young trucks travel deeper and deeper into the junkyar [...]

    2. Ok, three words: The Wicked Winch.Ok, more words: The kids loved it. I thought it was cute (although I liked The Three Little Rigs a little more), and there was some clever illustrating going on on some of the pages. My nephew especially got a huge kick out of the illustrations, and I really enjoyed watching him discover the surprises in some of the pictures. Another fun story from David Gordon.

    3. This is such a clever take on such an old story. Both of my kids ate this up! Very imaginative and cute. Very wonderful illustrations as well. A perfect delight!

    4. It's Hansel and Gretel, but with trucks. A wicked winch instead of a wicked witch.Seriously, this is all different kinds of awesome.

    5. Awesome fractured tale of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Diesel are two little trucks who overhear their parents talking about how they may not have fuel for the winter, decide to go look for some fuel. While searching Hansel decided to leave bolts behind so they can fide their way home. They travel a distance and they find a Gas Station that had bright colored lights, shiny gas pumps, hughe tanks full of fuel, and piles of brand new tires, and Hansel and Diesel could no resist. They were so full [...]

    6. My little boy loves cars and will bring home any book from the library with a car on the cover. This week it was "Hansel and Diesel". Most children's books about cars are rather poorly written, but this one had the creative premise of being "Hansel and Gretel" recast with car characters, and it seemed promising. Unfortunately, rather than being a cute car story this reads more like a horror story. "In the middle of the night, Hansel and Diesel were awakened by a horrible noise. The garage door w [...]

    7. I rashly assumed I wouldn't like this one when it first came home from the library. Hansel and Gretel as two big-rig trucks: I thought it sounded ridiculous. Surprising to me, I found it to be a sweet story about two siblings (yes, trucks) who go out in the junkyard to search for fuel for their family. This is no tale of child abandonment, but of siblings on a quest where they encounter and find a gas station, but also the Wicked Winch. Their worried parents search for them when they don't arriv [...]

    8. This book is a very original spin of the tail of Hansel and Gretel. In this story the main characters are trucks and they are in search of fuel so they wonder though the junk yard in search of it. They leave a trail of bolts along the way only for them to be covered with snow. They get captured by the Wicked Winch until their parents find the bolt trail when the snow melts. It is much different but yet somewhat the same as the original tale. It is a lot of fun to read and discover a new form of [...]

    9. A retake on the Hansel and Gretel folktale… with trucks! Hansel and Diesel go off in search of fuel, leaving a trail of nuts and bolts. As they wander deeper into the junkyard they run into the wicked winch and must escape! This could be a great story to incorporate props, or make a flannel board for. Another great story to get the boys involved.

    10. Same as the last one. Cute enough if you can get your hands on it but not so great that you need to make a big deal out of tracking it down. Fractured fairy tale with trucks and cars. Good for compare and contrast.

    11. A great version of the old Hansel and Gretel. This one is not quite as scary for the younger kids and was an huge hit with the boys especially, who get tired of all the princess fairy tales. Great job! Loved the illustrations as well.

    12. My little girl is a big time car lover. This is a great twist on the classic Hansel and Gretal. Instead of two kids being left in the woods, this story is about 2 trucks in the junk yard in search for diesel. A very cute book that my 2 year old loved.

    13. Cute story--both of my daughters enjoyed it. Of course, I did have to read Hansel and Gretel to them so they would understand the original story.

    14. Somewhat disturbing book in the way all the best fairy tales should be. I laughed out loud when the wicked winch appeared.

    15. Hansel and Diesel was a very cute children's book; not too long, not too short. It's a good play off of a familiar tale, probably geared toward boys interested in "vroom vroom" cars.

    16. By the title you can tell this is a take on Hansel and Gretel, and is perfect for little boys. It is one of our favorites.

    17. Clever and fun little truck-rendition of Hansel and Gretel as two little trucks venture into the forbidden junkyard which lies just beyond their garage.

    18. This was a bit of an odd adaptation of the Hansel and Gretel story, with two trucks named Hansel and Diesel. They are out of fuel and stumble into the junkyard surrounding their house. Soon they are lured to a gas stop by the Wicked Winch who nearly captures them, until they are saved at the last minute by their parents who get rid of the Winch and set up shop at the gas station. Recommended for ages 4-7, 3 stars.

    19. The traditional Hansel and Gretel story retold with trucks! No wicked witch here -- instead we have a Wicked Winch! Can Hansel and Diesel escape from her clutches? Will the bucket of bolts, sprinkled like breadcrumbs, lead them back home? Cute story for the four and up crowd! There's even a nod to some of Gordon's other books.

    20. Hansel and Diesel, by David Gordon, works with a simple recipe for delight: two kiddo Trucks leave a trail of shiny bolts instead of bread crumbsBy the time they arrive at a towering gas station, we know they're in some trouble, and the wicked Winch is the menace they must face head on. Involving illustrations make this reimagining worthwhile.

    21. pb32: I liked this book because it has a different ending then a lot of the other books with this story line.

    22. A brief summary:Hansel and Diesel set out to look for more fuel when they stumble upon the Wicked Winch's home surrounded by fuel.

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