Little Blue Truck board bookby Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick upthat 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. With a text full of truck sounds and/i>
Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick upthat 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. With a text full of truck sounds and animals noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
Includes a downloadable party kit for even more fun!
Meet 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.
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Busy moms, you better find space on the shelf and carve out some time to read (and re-read) The Little Blue Truck. It’s a wonderful story about the value of friendship and the importance of treating others with kindness. In Schertle’s tale, the reader travels with Blue, greeting his friends with friendly beeps and receiving replies in the form of “Oinks,” “Neighs,” and “Moos.” The story rhymes and flows with ease. The moral is woven through the story from the beginning and was an immediate point of conversation for my five year-old at the book’s end. McElmurry’s illustrations bring the vehicles and farm animals to life, and gives them delightful personalities. They’re all brightly colored and expressive, capturing the action and adding to the charm of the book. The illustrations add to the humor of the story and several make me giggle even after reading it many times now. My personal favorite is the big green toad, with his sparkling teeth and bulging biceps, standing knee-deep in the mud. The first time we read the book was followed immediately by a second read at my son’s request. He enjoyed the characters and the story, noting the Dump’s unpleasant behavior and how kind Blue’s friends were to help push him (and the Dump) out of the mud. This book was an instant favorite in our house for mom and kid(s) alike, as I’m sure it will be in yours, too! Book received by: Gift. Join The Mom Who Runs on the trails of life at themomwhoruns.com!
My two year old loves this book. Great fun for us both!