Truck Stuckby Sallie Wolf, Andy Robert Davies
A truck gets stuck under a bridge, creating a traffic jam. Balloons and lemonade abound as a community comes together to fix the problem. Finally, one smart kid figures out how to get the truck un-stuck.
PreS-Gr 1- A red 18-wheeler gets stuck under a viaduct and causes a huge traffic jam. Nearby, two children who have a lemonade stand observe the incident and try to keep everyone cool by selling their wares. The police arrive and so does a tow truck, but it is too small. The traffic jam gets worse and tempers flare. The hubbub attracts news crews who interview the truck driver, and a clown hands out balloons. Eventually, a huge tow truck arrives and, after the air has been let out of the semi's tires, the road is cleared for traffic to resume just in time, because the children are out of lemonade. The bright, flat, cartoon art brings the minimal rhyming text to life and really tells the story. "Traffic cops. Whistles blow." The illustration shows the children pouring lemonade, car horns blowing, a driver losing his temper, a dog barking, police directing traffic, and a tow truck backing up. This is an excellent choice to share with youngsters, who can observe the action and name all the objects and the activities. It can also be "picture read," giving children practice in their narrative skills.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OHCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
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- 10.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Sallie Wolf is a full-time writer and artist. She fills her journal with story ideas, some of which she turns into books like PETER'S TRUCK, TRUCK STUCK, and THE ROBIN MAKES A LAUGHING SOUND. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with her husband, Chuck.
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