Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry
I love Jill McElmurry's illustrations, especially her work with Alice Schertle's Little Blue Truck books, that I almost don't even need the words. That said, Schertle is definitely one of the better picture book authors writing in rhyming verse these days. Little Blue Truck's Christmas does not disappoint, McElmurry's illustrations calling to mind a childhood favorite, The Animals' Merry Christmas by Richard Scarry.
Little Blue Truck's Christmas finds the helpful truck with a special job to do - delivering Christmas trees from Toad's Trees to all the animals. One by one, Little Blue Truck travels the snowy roads, up and down hills, in and out of traffic. The fifth tree is delivered at night, and it's for Toad and Truck! The final page of Little Blue Truck's Christmas has colored lights that twinkle cheerily, just like the book!
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Source: Review Copy