Trucker and Train By Hannah Stark


Back of Book:
Trucker, the big rig, loves to rule the road with his size, strength, and mighty horn. The other vehicles swerve and shake as Trucker blasts past, expecting them to follow along in awe. Then Trucker meets the louder, stronger, and kinder Train. He sees how the other vehicles gleam and swoon when Train is around. And he wonders, Why don’t they ever gleam at me Trucker just wants Train to go away . . . until a broken railroad crossing signal changes everything. Can Trucker use his size and strength for the good of his fellow vehicles before it’s too late?
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from author Hannah Holt in exchange for an honest review.
Every year I have several students who are mildly obsessed with big trucks and or trains. They are going to be thrilled with this story. The story follows Trucker who is the leader of the road. He believes that he is the best until Train comes along. Trucker begins to feel inadequate until he realizes that he may be needed after all. I love the message that everyone brings something important to the table. This allows readers to recognize how important they are. The word choice and examples of onomatopoeia allow the text to be brought to life. I also loved the use of numbers within the pages. The illustrations by Bob Kolar are friendly and colorful! They bring the story to life. This is a perfect book to share at home or in the classroom.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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