Truck Stuck

A large semitrailer gets stuck under a train bridge causing a traffic jam on the highway.  Everybody’s waiting and wondering how will they get it out?

Author: Sallie Wolf

Illustrator: Andy Robert Davies

Length: 30 pages, 2 – 12 words per page

Ages: 0-4

Word Choice: Succinct but sufficient rhyming text describe the big truck’s dilemma, the varied responses from the waiting traffic and onlookers, and the police who eventually find a solution.

Illustrations: Simple but amusing drawings effectively capture the details of the story.  We enjoyed the different personalities and expressions persons and their vehicles depicted.

Read-aloud-ability: This book is an excellent read aloud for toddlers.  I have it memorized due to reading it so much, and it is not tiresome yet!

Additional thoughts:  Both my kids loved this book between the ages of 1-2.5 especially.  It is lively, colourful and has a fun variety of vehicles.  Often a board book does not contain much plot, but this one does well at conveying a problem and a series of unsuccessful solutions leading to an answer.  It is also the perfect size (5 x 7 in) for little hands or for bringing along in your purse.

Kids’ Vote: 5 Stars

Parents’ Vote: 5 Stars

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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