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Little Blue Truck

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Publisher Comments:

“Neigh!” said a horse.

“Quack!” said a duck.

“Beep!” said the friendly

Little Blue Truck.

 
Little Blue Truck is a joyful cacophony of animal and truck sounds that will have youngsters beeping and quacking — and begging for one more go-round! Along the way, readers see that it pays to be kind to our animal friends: If we show friendly respect to others, were more likely to get help when were, say, stuck in the muck in a truck. Jill McElmurrys gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text to a T. This sturdy board book edition is sure to withstand many riotous read-aloud sessions. Beep!
Don't miss the sequel Little Blue Truck Leads the Way (2009)!

Review:

"Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naïveté and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Synopsis:

A little blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a bit of help from his friends.

Synopsis:

The charming story of a friendly little truck with big-rig pluck is now in a sturdy board book. Full color.

Synopsis:

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.

Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

About the Author

Alice Schertle is an award-winning poet whose much-loved books for children include All You Need for a Beach and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

Jill McElmurry is the celebrated illustrator of Our Nest by Reeve Lindbergh as well as her own Mad About Plaid and I'm NOT a Baby! She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547248288
Author:
Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Illustrator:
McElmurry, Jill
Author:
Schertle, Alice
Author:
McElmurry, Jill
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Concepts - Sounds
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Values and Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Board Books
Series:
Little Blue Truck
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
English
Pages:
30
Dimensions:
6.75 x 7.5 in 0.97 lb
Age Level:
08-08

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Product details 30 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547248288 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naïveté and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic."
"Synopsis" by ,
A little blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a bit of help from his friends.
"Synopsis" by , The charming story of a friendly little truck with big-rig pluck is now in a sturdy board book. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.

Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

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