Cover image for Big Truck and Little Truck
Title:
Big Truck and Little Truck
Author:
Carr, Jan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Big Truck and Little Truck work together on Farley's Farm, until the day that Big Truck is towed away for repairs and Little Truck must haul produce to the city all by himself.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 45424.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 21642 Guided reading level: L.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780439071772
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Jan Carr has written more than 50 books for children, including the well-received picture books Big Truck and Little Truck, Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale and Dappled Apples. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Big Truck and Little Truck live together on Farley's farm, where they spend their days helping Big Fred and Little Fred Farley. Big Truck teaches Little Truck everything he knows, from how to cart equipment to how to get out of a ditch. One day Big Truck goes to the shop, leaving Little Truck on the farm, wondering whether he can handle everything by himself. His biggest test comes when he slides into a ditch but saves himself by remembering what Big Truck taught him. When Big Truck returns, the two trucks share a joyful, proud reunion. The expressive anthropomorphic trucks have a quaint, 1950s look to them, and there's lots of activity in the lively pictures, which are a nice counterpoint to the gentleness of this story of separation and independence. --Marta Segal


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This sunny picture book tells the story of a little pickup's "coming-of-age." Big Truck and Little Truck work together on the farm and regularly haul produce to the market in the city. Big Truck goes first, clearing the way for his young apprentice. Then one day, the elder pickup needs some repairs, and Little Truck has to go alone, with twice the load. No one gets out of his way when he honks, but he remembers what Big Truck has told him: "Keep your lights on the road." He gets stuck in the mud, but follows his mentor's past advice and gets himself out. Finally, Big Truck comes home and Little Truck can tell him about his successful trip. Rounded lines show animated cartoon images of the two old-fashioned vehicles on a scratchy background of pale yellows and greens. Additional reds, yellows, blues, and lavenders and plenty of white space make for a bright and cheerful palette. Children will enjoy following a brown-and-white spotted dog through the pages. There's lots here for truck lovers and any kids who need encouragement to try something on their own.-Sally Bates Goodroe, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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