Thursday, August 29, 2013

Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell - OPTIONAL

Rockwell, Anne Truck Stop  Illustrated by Melissa Iwai  Viking, 2013.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G. 
This story is told from the perspective of a little boy whose parents own a truck stop.  He helps his parents get breakfast made and then he talks about the different trucks and their drivers as they come in to eat.  He tells what each driver orders from the menu.  However, one truck, Green Gus, hasn’t shown up this morning, but when the little boy is driving to school on the bus he sees Green Gus broken down on the side of the road.  The little boy has the bus driver call the diner and the tow truck comes and gets Green Gus. 
The inside cover has different kinds of trucks pictured and labeled which is fun for truck lovers, but this story is more about the people that drive the trucks and what they eat, rather than the trucks themselves.  The story and book are interesting enough for young readers. 
PREK, EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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