20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street written by Mark Lee is a counting story about what happens one afternoon when a little boy goes for a bike ride. While out on his ride, an ice cream truck breaks down in the middle of the street. Soon after, a mail truck pulls up behind and is unable to pass. The boy watches as more and varied big trucks line up along the street. He rides is bike along the traffic jam and looks at all the different trucks, but sees one who could help move the trucks along. He tries to get people’s attention, but no one will listen. He yells even louder and people start to listen to his idea and put it into action! He watches as the trucks move on and then gets himself a cool ice cream treat. This book is great for little boys who love trucks of all kinds or kids learning to count. The pictures are colorful and full of detail, sure to keep a child’s attention!
If you have a young reader or reader-in-training at home who can’t get enough of trucks, the library has several more picture books all about trucks. I am a Garbage Truck by Ace Landers has been popular in recent months and Jon Scieszka has an entire series called Trucktown that starts with picture books and continues into early readers. The Trucktown series is perfect to transition your young story listeners into story readers. And if you want a break from books, try our DVD section for a couple live-action titles all about big trucks and how they work. Just bring mom or dad ask a friendly librarian to point you in the right direction.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit, on the North Campus. Just follow Hersey Avenue north, and at the end of the North Campus drive look east to see the library’s new exterior building sign. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”
20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee
ISBN: 9780763658090, fully illustrated
Children's Picture Books