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Time for School, Little Blue Truck by [Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry]

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!   "Little Blue is a brave, helpful, and hopeful character young readers will root for. Adults will feel a rush of nostalgia and delight in sharing this story with children as the animated vehicles and animals in innocent, colorful countryside scenes evoke wholesome character traits and values of growth, grit, and self-acceptance.... A terrific choice for the preschool crowd."—Kirkus   "A charming tale of an endearing little truck on a mission. Perfect for story times."—School Library Journal --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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PreS-Gr 1-Little Blue Truck sees the yellow school bus and wishes that he could drive the farm animals to school. The bus reminds him that although he is a tough little truck and very friendly, he is not built for the job; the bus is long and shiny and has lots of seats and windows. Dejectedly Blue trundles off in the other direction, when he sees Piggy at the side of the road-Piggy has overslept and missed the bus. The determined Little Blue Truck will get Piggy to school on time, and he knows a shortcut through the woods. Young readers will cheer for the eager little truck as he barrels through the forest, going where the big school bus can't venture; through streams and over bumpy terrain and along narrow paths. Preschoolers will have a blast anticipating the sounds of the domesticated animals, "Little goat said, "Maaa!" Little horse said, "Neigh!"" and spotting the shy denizens of the forest. Soft gouache paintings of farmland and woods lend an old-fashioned 1940s feel to the story. (The title page notes that Joseph has illustrated the book in the style of the late Jill McElmurry.) Schertle's rhyming text adds a delightful pacing and rhythm that matches the images; a frog leaping out of the way as Blue splashes through the water. VERDICT A charming tale of an endearing little truck on a mission. Perfect for story times.-Sarah Webb, City and Country Sch. Lib., NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08B3GDPQZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clarion Books (June 22, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 22, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 110045 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 37 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0358412242
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The first books I remember loving are "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson and "Animal Fair" by Alice and Martin Provensen. I also loved "Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson and "What Do You Say, Dear?" by Sesyle Joslin and Maurice Sendak. Later on I loved "Homer Price and the Donut Machine", "Alice in Wonderland", "Grimm's Fairy Tales", and one about bread dough that keeps rising and rising, I wish I could remember the name of it.

I've lived in big towns and small towns, in mountains and valleys, beside the ocean and across the ocean, and now I live in Taos, New Mexico in a house with big windows that look out on mountains and sagebrush. My husband, our dog, Harry, and I take a lot of long walks in the desert.We spend the Summer in a tiny cabin on a tiny island in a big lake in northern Minnesota. We've named the island Good Dog Island in honor of all the good dogs we've known.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable addition to little blue truck books
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2021
This may take over as my new favorite little blue truck book!! It is incredibly cute.

Little Blue truck meets school bus and is a little jealous. But then he finds little piggy missed the bus so helps to get him to school on time and realizes he too can help his friends even if not just like school bus.

I do wish they made all blue truck books in board book style. This book will need to go away until my little guy is a little older!
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