From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–No matter how many truck books you have, certain youngsters will always clamor for more. This one offers a fun twist. Trucks of all shapes and sizes are introduced by three members of a family who, readers discover in the end, are building a new house. The text is spare, but reads aloud well, and the bold, simple illustrations that fill each spread speak volumes. Children will also delight in following a frolicking squirrel throughout the book and finding him on each page. It is the satisfying details like this that make the book a super addition to a much-loved picture-book genre.–Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
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PreS. Short, rhyming couplets tell about a variety of trucks: what they look like, what sounds they make, where they go, and what they do. Meanwhile, childlike gouache paintings clearly illustrate the brief sentences or phrases on each page. London and Roche show a good sense of what toddlers like in a truck book: a straightforward approach, a simple text, easy-to-decipher artwork that shows a variety of trucks in action, and, in the end, a child behind the wheel. Though the final scene shows a child behind the wheel of a kiddie truck, watching movers unload boxes from a much bigger one, in his imagination, he is driving a big rig. A satisfying choice for little kids who love big trucks. Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved