Top critical review
Disappointing in the series
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
We have several Little Blue Truck books and we love reading them. The original one is a very nice board book, and the Halloween has flip panels that our daughter LOVES to play with. Both very cute stories (and I highly recommend). This Christmas edition is really disappointing and strays from the path that I think Little Blue Truck runs.
First off, the book itself is a flimsy quality. While it is technically "hard cover", the pages aren't well suited for our 12 month old. We stick to board books and thought this would fit in the same category as the other Little Blue Trucks. I wish this were advertised as a regular book or had something in the description so parents knew it wasn't like the others.
Second, the story isn't as much fun. Sure counting trees is great, but we can count anything on the pages without the story simply revolving around counting. It kind of feels like the publishing company said "just get something Christmas related out there - it'll sell great". Doesn't have the same uniqueness and special touch that the others have.
Third - and this is a big reason for the 1 star - the twinkle lights are INSANELY bright. Hurt my eyes bright. I don't want my child to look at them bright. We ended up shelving the book instead of reading it, and I'm going to rip out the electronics before we reintroduce it next year.
TL;DR: I'm a fan of other little blue truck books, but this one really missed the mark.