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A text of perfection, highlighting numerous jobs in transportation that are just as important as others, but often not considered or celebrated. This fantastic rhymer featuring Robert Neubecker’s brilliant  illustrations will demand multiple rereading from readers, but what fun it will be. Twice, three times, four, five, six, a dozen times. A book that will be treasured by young readers. I cannot wait to see it all come together. 2024 cannot come fast enough! 

Andrea Welch at Beach Lane has bought world rights to Not Just the Driver by Sara Ackerman (l.), illustrated by Robert Neubecker. This rhyming ode to transit workers who aren't always visible—mechanics, dispatchers, and maintenance workers—reminds readers that it takes a lot of us to make things go. Publication is planned for spring 2024; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Linda Pratt at Wernick & Pratt represented the illustrator. 

Congratulations, Sara!