Truck Stuck (Hardcover), by Sallie Wolf. This fun book follows a big red truck as it gets stuck under a viaduct, causing quite the traffic jam and general "hullabaloo." The commotion includes a line of trucks, a school bus full of scouts, a television news crew, some musical entertainment, and even an Elvis impersonator, all to the benefit of some enterprising kids with a lemonade stand on the sidelines. The rhyming text is simple but fun, and the illustrations have enough detail to make the book entertaining after multiple reads... And there will be multiple reads of this one at our house.
"Let us through - we're stuck, too! Jobs to do. / All stuck. Move that truck!"
Bookworm's interest at 16 months: Talk about an instant hint. It's not just the fact that we read this one 4 or 5 times in a row (which we did) that impressed me, but the frantic shouting and flailing of arms that went on as he pointed excitedly to every vehicle on every page. This one is definitely a keeper.
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