Good Night, Little Blue Truck (Little Blue Truck)

by Alice Schertle (Author) Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
The #1 New York Times Bestseller Beep! Beep! Beep! It's time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends! A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It's not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it's easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it's all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . .

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School Library Journal

PreS-K—One evening, Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad are driving when a storm approaches. Blue and Toad race home to their garage, but soon their farm animal friends—Goat, Hen, Goose, Cow, Duck, and Pig—join them to get out of the rain. Soon, the rain and thunder dissipate and Blue drives his friends home, until he and Toad return to the garage and wish each other goodnight. With bouncy rhymes and delightful characters, the text is succinct and sprightly and the bold illustrations feature vivid, eye-catching colors, which will draw in young readers. The rhymes flow easily, making this a fun choice for a weather-themed storytime. VERDICT Great to read on a stormy day. Fans of Little Blue Truck and new readers alike will be charmed by this picture book adventure.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY

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Review quotes


"Great to read on a stormy day. Fans of Little Blue Truck and new readers alike will be charmed by this picture book adventure."—School Library Journal

"Little Blue Truck has been chugging along since 2008, but there seems to be plenty of gas left in the tank. A sweet reminder that it's easy to weather a storm with the company and kindness of friends."—Kirkus

"It's a satisfying blend of huddling together in a crisis, soothing fears, and calming down — great as a read-aloud and a bedtime book."—Common Sense Media
Alice Schertle
ALICE SCHERTLE is an award-winning poet whose much-loved books for children include All You Need for a Beach and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
JILL MCELMURRY is the celebrated 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
Clarion Books
Publication date
October 20, 2019
Little Blue Truck
BISAC categories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV002120 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Frogs & Toads
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV029020 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Weather
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Domestic animals

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