by Kevin LewisMy Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk tells the story of a truck "haulin' a great big load" that gets stuck in a hole, while progressively larger vehicles try to help get it out.
Readers and listeners will count while different vehicles work together to extricate the stuck truck. A car, a moving truck, a jeep, a schoolbus and a towtruck all work at freeing the stuck truck.The large, bold font and lots of repetition make this a solid choice for transitional readers. The rhythm and rhyme are infectuous, making this is a surefire hit as a read-aloud.
The illustrations were prepared using oil paint over sand and modeling paste on masonite, giving the art a textural look that matches the desert setting. The comic-like, funny, bright illustrations perfectly match the silly story and extend it, as veiwers watch and laugh as sneaky animals (prairie dogs, or gophers, or maybe beavers) empty the dump truck of its heavy load of bones. The dog characters are oblivious as the cargo disappears. Funny details include a moving van worker blowing bubbles and a jeep passenger flying a kite. The tire track endpapers are great!
Kids who like vehicles will love this book. The counting is fun and the rhymes will be repeated during storytimes. Perfect for a transportation theme. This is kid tested and highly recommended. Beep, Beep! Vroom, vroom!
For ages 2 to 6, counting, transportation, trucks, rhymes, read-aloud,
and for fans of Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk.
|Title||My Truck is Stuck!|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||6.1 Mb|
|Book rating||4.69 (777 votes)