Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book

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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.
 
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Overview

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.

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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
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". . . 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547575742
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: Little Blue Truck Series
  • Pages: 38
  • Sales rank: 28,843
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Very Hairy Bear and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
JILL MCELMURRY  is the 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I often give this book, along with the first one "Little Blue Truck" for new-baby gifts, often with a little toy blue truck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    recommended highly

    My Grandson loves this book! He asked for this after I got him The LIttle Blue Truck, he loves the stories and actually got the lesson each book taught. I wish they would make these books into a series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Must say first - my son loves The Little Blue Truck. But, this

    Must say first - my son loves The Little Blue Truck. But, this one is not nearly as good as the original. The animal noises are much more interesting and entertaining to him than the all-car cast of Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. But, that being said, still a fantastic book loved by my little guy.

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