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Time for School, Little Blue Truck

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Blue helps a friend in need in cheerful school tale.

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This cheery, rhyming story of helping a friend in need also has a positive message about having special talents and abilities than can make you right for a job even if you're little. Time for School, Little Blue Truck is a fun addition to the popular series that shows Blue taking on a challenge and proving his worth doing a tough job. At its core, the story is about being kind, helpful, and taking care of your friends. But on another level, it encourages feelling good about who you are and what special abilities you may have that bigger folks don't. "You did this job in your very own way," the school bus tells Blue. "We needed a tough little truck today."

As always, Jill McElmurry's cjaunty illustrations help move the adventure along and give kids lots of details to notice.

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