Little Blue Truck's Christmas (Little Blue Truck)

by Alice Schertle (Author) Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don't forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that's sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

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Publishers Weekly

"Beep! Beep! Beep!/ December's here!/ Little Blue Truck/ is full of cheer." With a wreath affixed to his grill, Schertle's Little Blue Truck is ready for Christmas, and his tree-delivering duties let readers work on their counting skills. After five trees are loaded into the truck, various animal families claim them: " 'Honk!' says the goose./ 'The big one, please!'/ Now there are four/ green Christmas trees." Luckily, there's a tree left for the Little Blue Truck--one that glows with flashing twinkle lights on the final spread of this lively story. Up to age 3. (Sept.)

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School Library Journal

PreS--Sturdy pages and a simple counting story build up to the grand finale. The text counts up to five and back down to one as Little Blue Truck delivers trees up and down the hills, through the snow to his animal friends. He keeps the last for himself--and it lights up. The book will appeal to fans of the series, and it could also be a fun, if slight, addition to a baby/preschool holiday storytimes with the big payoff of the lit tree.--Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library

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Review quotes

"Little Blue's fans will enjoy the animal sounds and counting opportunities, but it's the sparkling lights on the truck's own tree that will put a twinkle in a toddler's eyes."
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
September 20, 2014
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