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Good Night, Little Blue Truck Hardcover – Picture Book, Oct. 15 2019
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|Little Blue Truck's Springtime||Little Blue Truck's Halloween||Little Blue Truck's Christmas||Little Blue Truck's Valentine||Little Blue Truck|
|Beep! Beep! Beep! Read all the books featuring Little Blue Truck!||Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!||Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?||Celebrate Christmas with Little Blue Truck in a light-up novelty book that's the perfect gift for the holiday season.||With brightly colored foil accents throughout and a large gatefold at the end, this book is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.||Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.|
|Little Blue Truck Leads the Way||Good Night, Little Blue Truck||Time For School, Little Blue Truck||What Do You say, Little Blue Truck?||Little Blue Truck's Beep-Along Book|
|Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.||Say good night with Little Blue Truck and friends as they prepare for bed.||Ride along to school with the Little Blue Truck and meet Blue’s new friend: a bright yellow school bus.||Get ready to moo, baa, and beep with Little Blue Truck in this interactive sound book.||Colorful illustrations, bouncy rhyme, and a cuddly truck with built-in squeaker make this a perfect interactive choice for play time and story time.|
"Great to read on a stormy day. Fans of Little Blue Truck and new readers alike will be charmed by this picture book adventure."—School Library Journal
"Little Blue Truck has been chugging along since 2008, but there seems to be plenty of gas left in the tank. A sweet reminder that it's easy to weather a storm with the company and kindness of friends."—Kirkus
"It's a satisfying blend of huddling together in a crisis, soothing fears, and calming down -- great as a read-aloud and a bedtime book."—Common Sense Media
About the Author
Jill McElmurrywas the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series , written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.
- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (Oct. 15 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 132885213X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1328852137
- Item weight : 363 g
- Dimensions : 25.4 x 0.86 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Helps kids with thunderstorms by showing that the animals aren’t scared after watching the storm together. Then Blue takes them home.
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Unfortunately there are several aspects of this book that disappointed me. First and foremost is that unlike previous books, this one is not available (at the time of writing this) in board book format. The hardcover we received is not meant for small, rough hands that like to eagerly turn pages. Consequently, several of our pages are already severely bent and creased. My son struggles with the thin and delicate pages, resulting in him often unintentionally skipping pages when he uses his palm to turn them (with board books he is easily able to use thumb and index finger to turn pages).
As a parent, I also find the story to be sub par to the other books in the series. The original Little Blue Truck is by far the most enjoyable book of the bunch, but we've also loved countless re-reads of Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Little Blue Truck's Halloween, and Little Blue Truck's Christmas. Each of these books has a unique theme and feature. The Halloween book has lift the flaps, the Christmas book has fun twinkling lights (and lots of counting), and Leads the Way is a unique story that doesn't feel like a rehash of Little Blue Truck.
Good Night Little Blue Truck doesn't have anything unique that makes it memorable, and therefore isn't a must have for anyone other than die hard Little Blue Truck fans. The rhymes are at times painfully awkward and the story overall doesn't flow nearly as smoothly as the other aforementioned books. I'm also disappointed that the content is far more babyish than previous books. Many of the pages are dedicated to short, simple animal sounds and imagery lacking sentences.
These issues combined with the lack of sturdiness have left me greatly disappointed. Nonetheless, my kid still loves this story, at least for the time being, and doesn't even seem to mind that his pages are creased. But for the price I paid ($13) and the reputation this series has built for themselves, I expected better. Here's to hoping the next in the series lives up its name.
My child loves these. All the others are board or more sturdy pages. This one has paper cover and thin pages. Big miss! I don’t understand why the author and publishers have not been consistent through the series with the same sturdy pages.