cover image Whose Truck?

Whose Truck?

Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Jim Datz. Abrams Appleseed, $9.95 (16p) ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6

Buzzeo and Datz follow Whose Tools? by inviting readers to guess whom the operators of six trucks are. Buzzeo’s rhymes (“The weather changes./ Strong winds blow./ Whose truck is this?/ Do you know?”) appear on faux highway signs opposite Datz’s images of the trucks, labeled with tantalizing features like the “deluge gun” of a fire truck or the “telescopic boom” of a crane. Lifting full-page flaps reveals the answers, and as in the previous book, Datz includes a solid mix of male and female workers in a variety of skin colors. A last-page twist reminds readers that toy trucks can be just as fun as the real thing. Ages 2–4. Author’s agent: Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary. (Sept.)