Synopses & Reviews
“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 McElmurry's 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)!
"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
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.
The charming story of a friendly little truck with big-rig pluck is now in a sturdy board book. Full color.
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.