Little Blue Truck encourages values such as helpfulness and friendship. The plot introduces little readers to the importance of nurturing relationships. Long enough to be read at bedtime Little Blue Truck is highly participatory and easy to memorize. Toddlers can learn to associate animal images with the corresponding sound.
We have seen it most frequently in the personal collections of little boys, but we highly recommend it for boys and girls alike. The illustrations by Jill McElmurry are charming and easy to follow. We recommend this book for 18 months and up and we have included signs for abstract concepts for the more advanced signer:
We love to use this book along with a set of plastic animals and a basket during road trips. As we listen to the audio book we pass along the animals and add them to the basket while practicing each sign.