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Little Blue Truck's Springtime LTF BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Schertle, Alice, McElmurry, Jill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544938097     ISBN-13: 9780544938090
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $11.70  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Young children are invited to celebrate the beauty and renewal of spring with Little Blue Truck in a sturdy board book that features interactive lift-flaps that reveal a series of adorable baby animals. 500,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Lift-the-flap books; Specimens.
Board books.
Spring; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Seasons
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2017052482
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Little Blue Truck
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 9.50" W x 1.00" (1.25 lbs) 16 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 November #4)

Schertle and the late McElmurry's lightly anthropomorphic blue truck returns for a joyful springtime lift-the-flap outing. As the Little Blue Truck travels through an idyllic farm landscape, readers can look beneath large flaps to discover newborn animals underneath ("Who's out swimming in a line?/ Yoo-hoo, Duck and ducklings nine!"). The cheerful scenes offer plenty of opportunities for animal identification and counting (Sheep has just given birth to twins, 10 piglets share a muddy sty with Mama Pig), and a closing scene brings together all the little ones for a festive finale that sees them decked out in floral garlands. Up to age 3. (Jan.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 February)

PreS-K—Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad take a drive on a pretty spring day and they encounter an array of animals on their way. The illustrations are done in a folk-art style. Pastel pink and purple colors and the presence of flowers throughout add to the book's cheerful seasonal look. The artwork successfully captures the progression through the addition of animal passengers as the trip develops and a series of flaps that can be lifted to reveal an assortment of hidden baby animals. The narrative has a simple and effective rhyme scheme and pairs with the illustrations seamlessly. VERDICT A great choice for encouraging young children to learn to identify animals and reinforce counting skills. This book is a fun read to celebrate the spring season.—Deanna Smith, formerly at Mamaroneck Public Library, NY

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