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Minerva Louise and the Red Truck Hardcover – September 16, 2002

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From Publishers Weekly

Favorite characters enjoy all-new adventures in a handful of companion books. The hapless hen returns in her sixth title, Minerva Louise and the Red Truck by Janet Morgan Stoeke, in which she unwittingly mistakes golfers for farmers at work in the field and a construction site for a playground. "I love to slide," she says when she sees a cement truck unloading.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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reSchool-K-Once again, Minerva Louise is carried away with her naive thinking, her silly assumptions, and her zest for life. This time the exuberant hen travels beyond the farm's boundaries in the red farm truck. From the "farmers, hard at work in the fields" (golfers) to "baby trucks playing in the sand" (construction site), she is excited by all she sees in the wide world. There is even a truck with a slide (cement truck) and a giant swing (crane). She decides this is truly "a wonderful place." Nevertheless, she knows that nothing beats home and the red farm truck- unless it's the big red fire truck zooming down the road. Minerva Louise is as irrepressible as ever. Even though readers know what to expect from this less-than-brilliant chicken, this new story is as lively as the earlier ones. As always children will love being a step ahead of her creative thinking. The illustrations, which let the children in on the truth of the hen's assumptions, retain the same simple, coloring-book style of art. The clarity of the pictures and the limited text make this an excellent choice for beginning readers. Stoeke has successfully taken her charming chicken on yet another fun adventure.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County,
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Minerva Louise
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (September 16, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525469095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525469094
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,094,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on August 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover
When I read the original tale of "Minerva Louise" by Janet Stoeke I was charmed. It's rare that an author packs so much great storytelling punch in such a little package. So when I discovered that Minerva Louise, the extraordinarily curious chicken, had further adventures to her name, I immediately located "Minerva Louise and the Red Truck". Just as great as its predecessor, this tale tells the story of a curious member of the poultry family and her attempts to make sense of the world around her.

Minerva Louise (who is prone to loving things) loves her farm's red truck. A playful foul, she likes to dress up in the abandoned bandanas she finds in the back and create tea parties out of tools and flowerpots. One day, while playing, the truck jerks to life and Minerva finds herself driving about. While out she translates the things she sees into farm-based items. A backyard swimming pool is a lake. Golfers are farmers hard at work in their fields. Best of all, a church (to a chicken's eye) is nothing more than a, "silly barn wearing a hat!". In a nice section of the book Minerva spies a construction site and decides that it must be a farm for other trucks. Hither and yon are baby trucks and big strong ones as well. By the end of the day she's happy with what she has seen, but she's glad that the red truck has returned back to her home. That is, until she sees a bright and shiny fire engine!

Minerva is the Amelia Bedelia of the farm world. It's sweet to see how everything fits into her perceptions and misconceptions. Kids reading her books can recognize where she's wrong and feel superior that they know more than this adventurous chicklet. For my own part, I was happy that the illustrations of the little heroine show her joy and contentment so clearly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book about a Minerva Louise adventure was a first for my five year old son and me, and he has never laughed harder at a story. The illustrations are simple and humorous, and the story about Minerva Louise's creative misperceptions is hilarious. I've ordered a bunch of these for gifts for friends and family!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book about a Minerva Louise adventure was a first for my five year old son and me, and he has never laughed harder at a story. The illustrations are simple and humorous, and the story about Minerva Louise's creative misperceptions is hilarious. I've ordered a bunch of these for gifts for friends and family!
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