Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book by Alice SchertleLittle Blue Truck Leads the Way board book by Alice Schertle

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book

byAlice SchertleIllustratorJill McElmurry

Board Book | September 13, 2011

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Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! "Make way!" The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.
Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this new adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.
ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Very Hairy Bear and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.JILL MCELMURRY is the illustrator of Our Nest by Reeve Lindbergh as well as her own Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby! She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.ALICE SCHERTLE is a ...
Title:Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board bookFormat:Board BookDimensions:38 pages, 6.75 × 7.5 × 0.97 inPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547575742

ISBN - 13:9780547575742


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My little one loves the rhythm and rhyme and adorable illustrations in the Little Blue Trucks books and I love the hidden lessons on being kind and helpful and taking turns!!! These books are also the perfect length for preschoolers, not so long that they get bored or distracted but not so short that they feel like they need ten more. I love the first book just a tad more than the second, but it is still one of the sweetest childrens' books we own!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Litte Blue Truck is a Must Have! This book is about a rusty old blue truck that makes his way into the busy city and causes all kinds of commotion and traffic jams. While all the other vehicles are getting impatient the little blue truck reminds us to slow down and take turns. The rhyming scheme gives this book a nice easy flow and the artwork is simply charming. When the pace of the city and traffic accelerates the more exciting and comical the rhymes become. This is the sort of true-blue truck story your truck loving youngster will ask for time and time again! Recommended for youngsters aged 2+.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sequal I bought this book because my son and I loved "little blue truck" so much but this book isn't as good of a read as the first. It takes too long with all the different grumpy cars. However my son loves the artwork and pointing out all the different vehicles.
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant!! This book, like the first, has a wonderful rhythm to it. Schertle's tale of Little Blue's trip into the big city trips off the tongue and the illustrations are dazzling! My son (2 years old) has LOVED these books and asks for them to be read again and again. The writing inspires even the youngest of readers to chime in with the words. A fantastic read for kids aged 0-5.
Date published: 2012-04-30

Editorial Reviews

". . . big, swooshing street sweeper; the taxi with screeching brakes; the busy police car; the frowning bus. The angry traffic standoffs and the small truck’s triumph will be welcome fuel for many preschoolers’ imaginative play."--Booklist
"It's in the fusion of the old-fashioned with the modern-eclectic--one man in the crowd listens to an iPod--that the book's artistry shines."--Publisher's Weekly