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Similar to Little Blue Truck, but still fun
on April 16, 2015
This is a vibrant book about a truck that gets stuck in the road and several cars come along to help push it out with a little sense of humor thrown in for good measure. I love the art in this is very attractive, they really used bright colors that are very appealing. The story is easily and quickly read. The rhyming has a nice cadence for the reader and my son enjoys when we read this one. The end is pretty funny because during the process of getting the truck full of dog bones unstuck, the dogs in the area steal them all by the time the tow truck comes. I definitely enjoy the sense of humor.
My biggest issue with this book is that the storyline is very similar to The Little Blue Truck, and that book does it better with lots of animals and a positive message about being kind to others all while rhyming and adding animal sounds. This book just has some counting and rhyming. I'm not saying that they are the same book, but the storylines are similar enough for comparison.
Overall a good book, it just doesn't compare as well when you have The Little Blue Truck. We much prefer Chugga Chugga Choo Choo from the same author. The humor in this one does set is apart enough to make it worth having, it just doesn't get read as often.