Top positive review
Another great Little Blue Truck book – fun with cute costumes but not spooky
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2016
“Little Blue Truck's Halloween” is a great addition to the series and a wonderful come back from last year's disappointing “Little Blue Truck's Beep-Along Book”. In the new book, the author Alice Schertle's great rhymes are back and the illustrations by Jill McElmurry are cute and fun once again.
When I pre-ordered my copy of the book, there wasn't a product description, so I was happily surprised when I discovered it has flaps which you lift to see what is underneath. The concept is that each of our favorite animals are in the book once again and most are in costume. You lift the flap to see which animal is “hidden” under their mask. I really appreciate that it helps re-enforce animal names while a child has fun with guessing and enjoying the cute costumes. The back page is an entire flip-over page and reveals the biggest costumed entity as well. Don't want to ruin the big surprise but don't be surprised is there are a few “Beep, beep, beeps” to be read.
I purchased one copy thinking it would be enough for both of my grandchildren but, as it turns out, my grandson likes it so well, he wants it kept by the rocking chair in his room at my house. I'll happily purchase a second copy of this (as well as the first two books and the Christmas book in the series) for my granddaughter as well to enjoy once she is old enough. I'll include a copy of photos of my grandson's favorite pages.