Words by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Craig Frazier, this is probably my favorite book of them all. It features very large trucks that haul and carry larger than life cookies, dolls, clocks and apples and ice-cream. It’s a sing-song in rhyme, meaning it has a beat to it and so it’s a book I think kids love because they can keep up. The pictures are bright and big and as you follow the Trucks rolling from morning to night, you really fall in love with this book.
Trucks Go is written by Steve Light and at first I had NO idea why Judah liked this book so much. It’s way, way simple, essentially only having the vivid – bright childlike drawings and then the written sounds of what the trucks make. “The Box Truck Goes, Chuggada-Chuggada Clankity Clank.” But once you get into making all the sounds of the trucks you soon see why this is a favorite for kids. Judah laughs and laughs everytime we make the sounds and tends to join in. Sometimes during the day he’ll just chuckle to himself and start saying, “THUD THUD, Clankity Clank!” So I put this on the list as a great book to pick up.
I’m a Truck Driver is another Jonathan London book, illustrated by David Parkins. You open this book to two sides filled with all sorts of trucks, Cranes, Snowplows, Street Sweepers, Diggers and Combines. Half of our reading time is spent naming off all the trucks seen on these two pages. The story itself is a rhyme that goes through each of the trucks and their jobs; always beginning with something similar to – “I’m a Power Shovel operator…”. The illustrations in this book are fantastic! Bright reds, blues, yellows… it just pops out at you and the expressions on the little boy and his cat and dog are priceless. They really put an amusing spin on the easy read story as you can’t help but laugh at a freaked out cat and dog when a big truck is near!
So this week if you are looking for some great finds at the Library, these would be perfect to pick up! Let us know your favorites so that we can put them on our list!