Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Little Blue Truck Board Book

by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry

A little blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a bit of help from his friends.

Format: Novelty
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547248288
ISBN-10: 0547248288
Pages: 30
Publication Date: 10/19/2009
Carton Quantity: 32
Grade Level: P,K
Age Range: 0,1,2,3

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.

Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

Alice Schertle

ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Read More

Jill McElmurry

Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of many picture books, including the best-selling favorites Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle. She divides her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. www.jillmcelmurry.com Read More

"Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naïveté and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic."  --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08)