What’s in My Truck?
Linda Bleck. Scholastic/Cartwheel, $6.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-545-53525-0
Readers can uncover the items that five distinctive big rigs are carrying in a board book that features multiple flaps on each spread. Bleck’s cheerful cartooning shows each truck in profile: the “Red Barn truck” (which is pale blue, oddly) offers a counting exercise with “1 llama,” “2 bunnies,” and other animals hidden behind flaps, while the driver of the “Carnival Town truck,” asks children to help her find her bag. Numerous reader-directed questions (“What color is this car?” reads a flap that unveils a Model T–style vehicle) provide many opportunities for interactive adult-child reading. Ages 2–4. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 08/11/2014