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The Little Ice Cream Truck
Contributor(s): Cuyler, Margery, Kolar, Bob (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1627798064     ISBN-13: 9781627798068
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
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Product Type: School And Library
Published: May 2018
Annotation: A latest entry in the series that includes The Little Dump Truck follows the journey of an ice-cream truck and its cheerful driver as they make stops at a birthday party, the park and the zoo in their diverse town to offer everyone their favorite flavors on a hot sunny day.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
Ice cream trucks; Fiction.
Trucks; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2017044030
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Little Truck
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 9.25" W x 0.50" (0.95 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Margery Cuyler is the author of many books for children, including The Little Dump Truck, The Little School Bus, The Little Fire Truck, and Thatís Good! Thatís Bad!The idea for Thatís Good! Thatís Bad! was inspired by a conversation with her young son, Thomas, who asked, "Can't bad things change into good things?" The vehicle series was inspired by both her young sons who never tired of playing with cars, trucks, and trains. Margery Cuyler's children have since grown up, so these days much of her inspiration comes from the children she meets on school visits. She and her husband recently moved to Lawrenceville, N.J.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
"I'm a little ice cream truck, / my driver's name is Lou. / Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling, / we're headed to the zoo." Cuyler's fourth rhyming ode to a little truck (following The Little Fire Truck) has its predecessors' same snap and vim, plus a sweet treat at its center. A zoo, park, and neighborhood party--Kolar's super-chunky, eye-popping art turns them all into visual candy. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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

PreS-Gr 2‚ÄĒAnother book in Cuyler's "Little Truck" series, this story captures the duties of an ice cream truck as it delivers treats to the families around town. The anthropomorphized truck and its driver named Lou visits a diverse group of children in various locations around the community including the zoo, the park, the athletic fields, family celebrations, and the usual trip around the blocks of the neighborhood. Digital illustrations are bright and perfectly depict different places around a community. Readers will delight in hearing the different types of ice cream the truck carries (Vanilla in a cup, Berry Crunch, lemon ice, Cookie Munch) and will most likely relate it to their own personal ice cream preferences. Ice cream trucks are most synonymous with the melodious sounds that accompany their presence and this ice cream truck is shown going "Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling," which will inspire children to talk about the sounds they are used to hearing when their truck comes around. VERDICT Recommended for general purchase to any picture book collection. A jovial seasonal selection that can quickly be read one-on-one while eliciting memories and planning for sunny days to come.‚ÄĒKristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country Public Library, NY

Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.