Synopses & Reviews
Filled with playful verse and lively illustrations of all types of trucks, each with a distinct personality, this bright book is the ultimate pick for storytime with truck-loving toddlers. There is the milk truck, Seandntilde;or Moo, and the snow plow, Mr. Salty, and donandrsquo;t forget every little oneandrsquo;s favorite, Big Red, the fire truck. Included at the end of the book is a guide to these fourteen types of trucks with all sorts of interesting features and facts about each one.and#160;Now in a chunky board book format for the littlestand#160;readers!and#160;
"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, naand#239;vetand#233; and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic."andnbsp; --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08)andnbsp;
* and#8220;A read-it-again, rollicking rhyme fest with winsome, white animals and rosy pink backgrounds. . . . This one has it all: impeccable rhyming text, bouncy rhythm, rich language, engaging illustrations and a breathtaking ending. A surefire success for Santa storytimes.and#8221; (starred review)
"A very encouraging story in praise of unlikely friendships."--Kirkus Reviews
"Cleverly mixing suspense and humor, this well-crafted bookand#160;. . . Will surprise, satisfy and spur repeat readings."--Publishers Weekly
Now a sturdy board book, theand#160;irresistible combination of rollicking rhymes, funny farm animals, andand#160;oneand#160;brightly colored truck make this a perfect choice for fans of all things-that-go. Hang onand#8212;it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Farmer Dale is hauling a load of hay into town when, one by one, he meets some bossy barnyard animals looking for a lift. The kindly farmer lets them all squeeze in, but then his trusty truck breaks down and everyone
is stranded. That is, until they get over their differences and pull together to get that old red rig mooooo
Full of raucous, rhythmic language and humor-filled illustrations, this exuberant storyand#8212;now ina sturdy board book formatand#8212;is certain to become a read-aloud favorite that you'll return to again and again.
Truck-loving toddlers will delight in this bright, bold book all about trucks. Now in a chunky board book format, this is sure to delight even the littlest fans of things that go.
A little blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with aand#160;bit ofand#160;help from his friends.
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 do 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.
Lisa Wheeler and Ivan Bates are together again in this Christmas picture book starring Santa Claus and his furry arctic friends.
It's a typical Christmas Eve at the North Pole. That is, until Santa suddenly disappears! Luckily, his polar pals are on the case. Butand#160;will the furry friendsand#160;rescue dear old Santa before it's too late for himand#160;to make his special deliveries?and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Filled with Lisa Wheeler's festive rhymes and Ivan Bates's cozy illustrations, here is a rollicking Christmas adventure that little ones will want to hear over and over again.
Little ones will love following Mouse and Mole through the moonlit woods in this delicious read-aloud adventure.
Evenings at home with Mouse and Mole are always safe and cozy, until one dark night they venture outside for a moonlit walk and find something
waiting for them.and#160; With its satisfying ending, this adventure is a perfect read-aloud for every
In a wee little house, in a wee little hole, live a wee little mouse and a wee little mole. Their evenings at home are always safe and warm and cozy. Then, one dark night, Mouse and Mole decide to journey to a friend's house for dinner. But when they step outside, SOMETHING is waiting for them. . . .
Little ones will love following Mouse and Mole through the moonlit woods in this rhyming read-aloud adventure.
Hang on--it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
About the Author
is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows, One Dark Night, and Mammoths On the Move, which recently received a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. www.lisawheelerbooks.com
and#160; IVAN BATES
is the well-known illustrator of Lisa Wheeler's One Dark Night
and Where, Oh Where, is Santa Clause?
as well as Just You and Me
and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
, both by Sam McBratney. He lives in England.