Thursday, February 24, 2011
By Melinda Melton Crow
Illustrated by Ronnie Rooney
Stone Arch Books, 2010. 31 pages. Easy reader.
"Green Truck works and so does Blue. Will Dump Truck end up working, too?" For the very earliest independent readers, this book is a bright, joyful read. Truck Buddies features adorable cartoon truck characters who tell a story about friendship, emotions and hard work. There is a challenge issued on the first page: to find the little skunk every time you turn the page! It is a perfect beginning-level book, with short sentences, word repetition, and very easy vocabulary. Author/illustrator duo Melinda Melton Crow and Ronnie Rooney have produced a simple, yet fun, set of first-step easy readers. Fans of John Scieska's Trucktown series, or even Thomas the Tank Engine, will eat these up.
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