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Little Blue Truck [electronic resource]. Alice Schertle.

Schertle, Alice. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780547770222 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource

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Summary, etc.:
"Neigh!" said a horse. "Quack!" said a duck. "Beep!" said the friendly Little Blue Truck. Little Blue Truck is a joyful cacophony of animal and truck sounds that will have youngsters beeping and quacking—and begging for one more go-round! Along the way, readers see that it pays to be kind to our animal friends . . . if we show a friendly respect to others, we're more likely to get help when we're, say, stuck in the muck in a truck. Jill McElmurry's gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text to a T. Beep!
Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty K - Text Difficulty 2
LG/Lower grades (K-3rd)
390 Lexile.
1.5 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
    In pointed tribute to good hearts and amiable natures everywhere, Schertle contrasts a huge dump truck, hurtling self-importantly down a country road, with a small pickup that greets each farm animal met along the way with a friendly "Beep!" When the dump truck bogs down in a deep slough, its cries of distress go unanswered. When the pickup gets stuck while trying to help, the animals rush in to lend a hearty push. Dedicating her illustrations to her own little truck, McElmurry creates crisply drawn rural scenes featuring a pair of driverless, animate vehicles mired in muck that leaves all and sundry well spattered by the end. Freed at last, the dump truck exhibits a radical change of attitude ("Now I see / a lot depends / on a helping hand / from a few good friends!") before roaring off on its appointed task and leaving the animals to board the smaller truck for a noisy ride. Along with being a natural for storytime, this upbeat tale may spark a discussion about friendships and helping one another. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Picture Book Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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