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. 

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.

Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Alice Schertle

Alice Schertle has written many children's books, including Little Blue Truck. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts, and sometimes spots bears on nearby hikes.

Matt Phelan
won the 2010 Scott O'Dell Award for The Storm in the Barn. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he sometimes sees bears at the zoo. Visit him at

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Clarion Books
Publication date
July 20, 2016
Little Blue Truck
BISAC categories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV017030 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Halloween
Library of Congress categories

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