Author: Alice Schertle
Author Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Writer/Alice-Schertle-636609169806284/
Illustrator: Jill McElmurry
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, Publishing Co
Word Count: 152
This story is perfect for ages: 0-2, 2-4
Straight from Aunty LuLav
Is there anyone out there who does not love a Lift-The-Flap book?
Little Blue Truck takes us on another adventure of a springtime ride through the countryside. His good friend Toad is driving, greeting friends and neighbors.
This is a sturdy Board Book with eight scenes and a rhyming, simple text.
Toad drives Little Blue, as they greet their friends Sheep, and Cow, and Bunny and Hen. Each of their friends have a spring time surprise to share, babies born to every one.
As Toad and Little Blue drive along, they are joined one by one by other toad friends, wearing flower crowns and filling the cargo bed with flowers.
There are plenty of opportunities for counting, ducks and bunnies and frogs.
Scriptural Underpinnings & Positive Themes
LOVE & CONNECTEDNESS
Every page is filled with sunshine as Little Blue and Toad greet their neighbors with a happy Yoo-hoo and a Beep, Beep, Beep! You can definitely tie in the theme of loving our neighbors. Mark 12:29-31
REJOICING – You can also see the theme of rejoicing over another’s blessing in the book. Romans 12:15, I Corinthians 12:26
The illustrations are cute and colorful with the fields and trees wearing springtime blooms. Birds, flowers, butterflies and babies fill the farm scenes.
The End of the Matter4/5 waves
We wave our Lulavs and shoot, “Yoo Hoo!”
for Little Blue Truck and Mr. Toad too!