Trucks on Trucks

by Sorche Fairbank (Author) Nik Henderson (Illustrator)

Trucks on Trucks
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

What's better than a truck? A truck on top of another truck!

Trucks on Trucks hits the highways and the byways while exploring basic concepts such as size, shape, color, numbers, and professions. A wonderful choice for children who love vehicles vehicles and books such as Donald Crews's Truck and Freight Train, and Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry's Little Blue Truck. Trucks on trucks on trucks! Large trucks, small trucks, red trucks, blue trucks . . . and don't forget about your truck.

Featuring Sorche Fairbank's lively, rhythmic text and illustrator Nik Henderson's bold and energetic art, this picture book stars page after page of trucks hauling trucks. Trucks on Trucks is custom-built for vehicle lovers and introduces young readers to basic preschool concepts such as size, colors, numbers, professions, and community. A fresh new take on the classic "things that go" theme.

Publishers Weekly

The power of varied repetition hooks even readers who aren't truck aficionados in a title that initially seems as literal as they come: opening spreads show one truck being towed by or loaded on another ("Blue truck on red truck. Red truck on blue truck," writes Fairbank). But the arrival of less commonplace fare--a pink vehicle sporting painted daisies, and a green truck interacting with nothing at all--raises questions about what combination will turn up next. One answer: a porcine-shaped food truck, complete with curly tail ("Pig truck"), being hauled by a bright yellow and orange, semi with dual exhaust stacks ("on big rig truck"). Henderson's gouache and digital art employs screen-print-like textures and a midcentury modern playfulness, with lots of strong shapes and whimsical details that draw plenty of laughs. Ages 4-8. (May)

Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Greenwillow Books
Publication date
May 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV009060 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Size & Shape
JUV009120 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Body
Library of Congress categories

Subscribe to our delicious e-newsletter!