The Little Ice Cream Truck is loaded up with tasty treats in this new addition to ever-popular The Little Dump Truck, The Little School Bus and The Little Fire Truck series. Join the little ice cream truck and its cheerful driver, Sue, as they trot all over their diverse town to deliver everyone's favorite flavor of ice cream on a hot sunny day. With little ice cream truck's jingly tune and pitstops at a birthday party, a park, and the zoo, this is a joyful new installment in the Little Vehicles series, which focuses on the many daily tasks of working trucks.
Christy Ottaviano Books
PreS-Gr 2—Another book in Cuyler's "Little Truck" series, this story captures the duties of an ice cream truck as it delivers treats to the families around town. The anthropomorphized truck and its driver named Lou visits a diverse group of children in various locations around the community including the zoo, the park, the athletic fields, family celebrations, and the usual trip around the blocks of the neighborhood. Digital illustrations are bright and perfectly depict different places around a community. Readers will delight in hearing the different types of ice cream the truck carries (Vanilla in a cup, Berry Crunch, lemon ice, Cookie Munch) and will most likely relate it to their own personal ice cream preferences. Ice cream trucks are most synonymous with the melodious sounds that accompany their presence and this ice cream truck is shown going "Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling," which will inspire children to talk about the sounds they are used to hearing when their truck comes around. VERDICT Recommended for general purchase to any picture book collection. A jovial seasonal selection that can quickly be read one-on-one while eliciting memories and planning for sunny days to come.—Kristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country Public Library, NYCopyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.