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Little Blue Truck
by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780152056612
  • ISBN-10: 0152056610
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publish Date: May 2008
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 8.33 x 10.07 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Sounds

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 137.
  • Review Date: 2008-04-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

All the animals happily greet Little Blue Truck as it amiably trundles over hill and dale: “Toad said, 'Croak!'/ and winked an eye/ when Little Blue Truck/ went rolling by.” No wonder, then, that the obnoxious Dump Truck gets a cold shoulder when it goes too fast (“I haven't got time to pass the day/ with every duck along the way!”) and gets stuck in the rural muck. But when the selfless Little Blue Truck gets mired while trying to help, all the animals rally 'round and teach Dump Truck about neighborliness (the particularly buff Toad implicitly offers a subsidiary lesson on the value of working out). 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. Ages 3–7. (May)

 
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