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My kids love the Little Blue Truck book series. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas with its twinkle lights on the last page is one of our favorites to read during the holidays. When recently offered the chance to check out the new Good Night, Little Blue Truck written by Alice Schertle and illustrated in the style of Jill McElmurry and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library. I also received an event kit that came with stickers, door knob hangers, and an activity booklet. You can download your own Pajama Party Event Kit.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, author Alice Schertle is the author of over forty books including Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, and All You Need for a Snowman. She currently lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Taos, illustrator Jill McElmurry belonged to a family of artists. She illustrated many picture books including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt, and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. She passed away in August 2017.
Recommended for readers between the ages of 4 and 8 in preschool through third grade, Good Night, Little Blue Truck tells the story of Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad as the two hurry home to bed on a stormy night. As thunder and lightning fill the night, other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. The 32-page full-color hardcover book with dust jacket make for a perfect bedtime read-aloud. The book currently costs $10.79 on Amazon with a list price of $17.99.
“Bumpity-bump! Down the road came Little Blue Truck with good friend Toad,” begins the bedtime story. As with the other titles in the Little Blue Truck series, Good Night, Little Blue Truck contains simple rhymed text that helps improve language development and makes reading aloud a little more fun. All three of my kiddos enjoy listening to me read this book out loud. My almost 8-year-old can easily read the story on her own. My kindergarten likes to follow along and try to find familiar words that he can read by himself.
My kiddos love looking at the pictures throughout the bedtime story. I too especially enjoy the illustration style in Good Night, Little Blue Truck. The colors are bold and vibrant, helping to bring the story to life for the youngest readers. I find the illustrations quite soft and whimsical, which I love in a book written for children. All three of my children like the newest story about Little Blue Truck, making this bedtime book ideal for girls and boys. I definitely recommend adding Good Night, Little Blue Truck to any home library for nighttime reading.
If you are searching for a new bedtime book to read with your little ones, my kids and I highly recommend checking out Good Night, Little Blue Truck written by Alice Schertle with illustrations in the style of Jill McElmurry. The story follows Little Blue Truck and Toad on their way to bed one stormy night. The rhymed text makes reading the story out loud fun. The illustrations are boldly colored and whimsical. Good Night, Little Blue Truck is a new nighttime favorite in The Parenting Patch house!
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