Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 49: Little Blue Truck

My son has some kind of innate truck magnetism.  If a truck book is the needle and the library is the haystack, he can find that book in about 10 seconds.  It's amazing.  At a library visit several months ago, he came running over with a new story in hand and a big smile on his face.  "A blue truck book, Mum Mum!  A blue truck book!"   That particular story was Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, the sequel to Alice Schertle's popular Little Blue Truck.  Once we realized it was a sequel, we had to find the first book, too.  Both are wonderful, so we figured we'd feature the original story first.  Little Blue Truck is a fun, charming story about friendship and working together.  Aside from a blue truck, it features some of my son's other favorite things:  a giant dump truck and animals.  It's no wonder it was love at first read!  The lyrical rhyming lines are fun to read aloud, and will also help younger children learn their animal sounds. "'Cluck!' said a chicken, and her chick said, 'Peep!' 'Maaa!' said a goat.  Blue said, 'Beep!'  The illustrations, story, and message are all wonderful, making this a fabulous book to share with your child.  While many boys will no doubt like it because of the trucks, I think girls will enjoy it, too.  We hope you love it as much as we do!


Melinda said...

We love this one! I will have to look into the sequel as well! Both of mine love it and its a good lesson too! After reading it the first time Audrey (6 yrs) said "wow, so that's why we should take time to be friendly and say hi, we might need help one day!"

Lauren said...

That's so perfect -- I can't imagine a better way of describing its lesson. Way to go, Audrey! So cute.

Barn Owl Primitives said...

this is one of my favorite kids love it too!!

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