Little Blue Truck
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.
The bestselling children's book is now available in a lap-sized board book edition! Little Blue Truck is a joyful cacophony of animal and truck sounds in verse that will have youngsters beeping and quacking—and begging for one more go-round! Mud and muck are no match for this little truck in this rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. Jill McElmurry’s gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text of Alice Schertle to a T. The oversized, sturdy board book pages are sure to withstand many riotous read-aloud sessions. Beep beep beep!
"Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naïveté and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic." --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08)
The bestselling Little Blue Truck is now available as an oversized board book! Get ready for an even bigger dose of fun and friendship and cooperation.