Little Blue Truck's Springtime

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Author: Schertle, Alice

Brand: HMH Books for Young Readers

Edition: Brdbk

Binding: Board book

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Number Of Pages: 16

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Release Date: 02-01-2018

Details: Product description Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Beep! Beep! Peep! From School Library Journal 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 Review "The cheerful scenes offer plenty of opportunities for animal identification and counting, and a closing scene brings together all the little ones for a festive finale that sees them decked out in floral garlands." -Publishers Weekly, review, 11/24/2017 "A great choice for encouraging young children to learn to identify animals and reinforce counting skills."-- School Library Journal, review "A vernal celebration...Beautifully rendered two-page tableaux teem with butterflies, blossoms, and vibrant pastel, springtime colors."-- Kirkus About the Author Alice Schertle is a poet and the author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, best-selling Little Blue Truck series,Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series , written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.2 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English