Little Blue Truck's Halloween (Little Blue Truck)

by Alice Schertle (Author) Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Little Blue Truck's Halloween (Little Blue Truck)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Beep! Beep! It's Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who's dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!

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Kirkus Reviews

Lovely curvy shapes and autumn colors fade to dusky blues as night falls, and children are sure to notice the traditional elements of a Halloween party: apple bobbing, lit jack-o’-lanterns, and punch and treats. Beloved Little Blue takes a bit of the mystery—and fear—out of Halloween costumes. (Board book. 2-4)

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Publishers Weekly

As Little Blue Truck drives to a Halloween party, readers can lift flaps to find out who is hiding beneath the costumed figures he encounters: "Who's this queen/ with a golden crown/ and sparkling jewels/ and a velvet gown?/ Under the mask who do you see? 'Moo!' says the cow./ 'It's me! It's me!' " McElmurry's richly rendered scenes and the animals' elegant costumes conjure up a sense of nostalgia that befits Little Blue Truck's own vintage looks. And after delivering all of the animals to the party, Little Blue Truck gets a chance to dress up himself, using a large white sheet to turn into a ghost. Up to age 3.

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Review quotes

Alice Schertle
ALICE SCHERTLE has written many well-loved books for children, including Very Hairy Bear and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
JILL MCELMURRY is the illustrator of Our Nest by Reeve Lindbergh as well as her own Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby! She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2016
Little Blue Truck

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