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Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book

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by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
     
 

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Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! "Make way!" The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little

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Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! "Make way!" The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.
 
Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this new adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

". . . big, swooshing street sweeper; the taxi with screeching brakes; the busy police car; the frowning bus. The angry traffic standoffs and the small truck’s triumph will be welcome fuel for many preschoolers’ imaginative play."—Booklist
 
"It's in the fusion of the old-fashioned with the modern-eclectic—one man in the crowd listens to an iPod—that the book's artistry shines."—Publisher's Weekly

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
Through this delightful book, readers see the sights and hear the sounds of the big city from the point-of-view of a homely but personable pick-up truck. The author, an award-winning poet, succinctly conveys Little Blue's homespun personality on the first page with "Horn went 'Beep!'/Engine purred./Friendliest sounds you ever heard." The noises (and the slightly askew rhyme schemes) continue with "Wooeeee" for a police car and "Swish! Swash! Swoosh" for a street sweeper until the city's impatient, self-important cars, buses, and trucks end up "all in a tangle," in the midst of which the mayor's limo coughs and dies. With the simple good will and basic virtues of the country, Little Blue reminds the vehicles that "one at a time/is the way to go" and offers the mayor a ride in the parade. Through spare but vivid text and detailed, evocative illustrations, this sequel to Little Blue Truck not only supplies characters readers will care about, who are, literally, in a jam but also provides important lessons about patience and generosity without being at all didactic. Now available in a board book version, nothing is lost in this transformation and it is a book that will be enjoyed by an even younger audience than the original picture book. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547575742
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Little Blue Truck Series
Pages:
38
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

What People are saying about this

". . . big, swooshing street sweeper; the taxi with screeching brakes; the busy police car; the frowning bus. The angry traffic standoffs and the small truck’s triumph will be welcome fuel for many preschoolers’ imaginative play."—Booklist   "It's in the fusion of the old-fashioned with the modern-eclectic—one man in the crowd listens to an iPod—that the book's artistry shines."—Publisher's Weekly

Meet the Author

Alice Schertle has written numerous books for children and won many awards. She lives in the Berkshires.

Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many popular picture books, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. www.jillmcelmurry.com

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