Up Late with Little Blue Truck

Horn Went Beep. Engine Purred. Friendliest sounds you ever heard.


So I decided to change up my genre to review this week to the picture book. This summer I was lucky enough to stay home with my not-quite-one-year-old son. Naturally, we did a TON of reading, but there was one book we kept coming back to – Little Blue Truck.

This is a fun farm animal picture book written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jim McElmurry. It tells of Little Blue Truck and follows him as he encounters a variety of animals and helps out the grouchy old Dump Truck.

What makes this story so appealing is not only the fun characters (tons of animal noise practice and opportunity for fun voices!), but the natural rhythm that occurs throughout. Not only that, but there is a nice lesson on the importance of helping others out when they are in a bind. Love this book! And love the sequel as well – Little Blue Truck Leads the Way (Blue Truck in the city!). If you have a child, this is definitely a book worth adding to your bookshelf!

Happy Reading! Jennie, PCTELA President @jenniekaywrites

Up Late with Little Blue Truck

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