A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows farm animals and truck types little kids can identify.
Folks can accomplish great things when they work together as a team. Big folks don't always have all the answers -- sometimes they need help from little ones. "... a lot depends on a helping hand from a few good friends!"
Positive Role Models
All the animals and Blue are friendly, kind, helpful, and glad to work as a team to help a stranger out. At first Dump thinks he's so big and important he doesn't have to take the time to be nice to others, but he learns his lesson when smaller folks team up to be kind and helpful to him.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Alice Schertle's Little Blue Truck, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, is a cute, rhyming story of a truck that drives through the countryside, passing farm animals and fowl, as well as a toad and a bird. When it discovers a big dump tuck stuck in the mu, it tries to help, but gets stuck in the mud,too! Finally, all the animals and birds use teamwork to rescue them both. This simple story is a modern classic that kids love for its fun animal and truck noises (Baaa! Moo! Oink! Beep! Cluck! Peep! Neigh! Quack! Honk!) and positive message that you don't have to be big to help out someone in trouble. This is the first in a series of Little Blue Truck books.
Is It Any Good?
This cute tale of being kind to strangers and the power of teamwork makes a delightful read-aloud, with ample opportunity for kids to join in on the animal and truck noises. Little Blue Truck also lets kid see that sometimes little ones can make a difference and help out big folks in trouble.
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