Book Review, KidLit, Memes

Children’s Book Tuesday + A Blue Truck


If there’s one thing Lady Quinn and Mister Chu love, it’s trucks (well, coming a close second to tractors). They are beyond obsessed with anything that goes VROOM or, in the case of this adorable little book, BEEP!
little blue truck

Little Blue Truck
by Alice Schertle
Illustrated by: Jill McElmurry
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Genre: KidLit | Cars & Trucks | Farm Animals
Pages: 32
Age(s): 4 and up
Source: Amazon
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Reviewed by Megan

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up – that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animal noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. 


Mister Chu and I had such fun with this book! Each page is filled with animal sounds, truck sounds, and such amazing friends! We spent our time making toad sounds and shouting beep! beep! as the truck went down the road.

Image Source: Kindle copy purchased through Amazon

The story was simple, full of entertaining animals and trucks, but there was also the undercurrent of what it means to help someone when they need it. Little Blue is a nice truck, making friends as he drives, but then comes the great big dump truck . . .

Image Source: Kindle copy purchased through Amazon

He pushes everyone out of the way because he’s big and important. What a rude truck! Of course, when the big dump truck finds himself stuck in the mud, who do you think comes to the rescue? Little Blue, of course 🙂

The artwork in this book was gorgeous. I loved the expressions Jill McElmurry put into the trucks. Beautiful illustrations combined with a sweet story of friendship make this one a must-read for kids of all ages!

What were some of your favorite KidLit books as a child? Did you like tractors, trucks, princesses? Do you have any favorites that you read to your kids? Click the little blue frog and link up with us for #ChildrensBookTuesday or leave us a comment down below! As always, thanks for reading 🙂 We love seeing you!



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