Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Blue Truck

Finn's most recent favorite, received for Christmas, is Little Blue Truck, about a sweet little farm truck named Blue. Blue has many little animal friends that help him along the way and an older big dump truck friend named Dump.

The lyrical verse and prevalence of onomatopoeias makes this book a fun read for the toddler and preschool set.

The illustrations are very sweet, with the right mixture of silliness and warmth. I especially like the splatter on the mud page, which looks so realistic, like most of the mud-splattered trucks in my own yard.

With a charming little moral message about friendship and kindness, the book is well-rounded and perfect tale for little ones.

You'll be cheering along with Blue and his little animal friends, especially the strong toad, when they ride away, covered in mud and hearts full of friendship.