Happy Friday, Folks!
Tomorrow is the opening of the 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest! (If you haven’t written your entry yet, click on that link to read the guidelines and get right to it – there’s still time! 🙂 And the prizes are worth it!!! )
I totally can’t wait (…except I haven’t written my sample yet so I’m a little worried about that…!) but I’m SOOOO looking forward to reading all of the stories you’ve written which I am sure, based on past experience, will be absolutely fabulous!
Since we all have last-minute writing to get to, I will jump right into today’s Perfect Picture Book, which is technically a board book – a lift-the-flap, actually! – but is so cute I couldn’t resist. Plus, I really wanted something Halloween for today, since it’s the last PPBF before that spooky night! 🙂
Title: Little Blue Truck’s Halloween
Written By: Alice Schertle
Illustrated By: Jill McElmurry
HMH Books For Young Readers, July 2016, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 2-5
Themes/Topics: Holidays (Halloween), costumes
Opening: “Little Blue Truck
and his good friend Toad
are going to a party
just down the road.
“BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!”
says Little Blue.
You come, too!”
Brief Synopsis: It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?
Links To Resources: make your own lift-the-flap: draw an animal, then, on another piece of paper, draw the same animal disguised in a costume. Paste the costume picture over the animal picture, fastening only the top so you can lift it. See if your friends can guess who it is, then let them lift the flap to see if they’re right!
Why I Like This Book: As you probably all know, I am a fan of Little Blue Truck 🙂 So I was of course thrilled to discover his Halloween adventure! This is a sturdy board book with lift-the-flaps. On each page, Alice Schertle’s trademark catchy rhyme is a joy to read aloud, and one of Little Blue’s animal friends is dressed in costume…and you can lift the flat to discover who it is that’s dressed up. Does it get more fun than that? Why yes! Because it’s just possible that Little Blue has a costume too! But you’ll have to read the book to find out 🙂 Beautiful fall colors and a whole cast of woodland trick-or-treaters are featured in the illustrations. All around, a delight!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.
PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific links (and any other info you feel like filling out 🙂 ) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!
Now! Last minute finishing touches on your Halloweensies and I will see you all tomorrow for the festivities!!! 🙂
10 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Little Blue Truck’s Halloween”
Susanna, Ackk, Halloweensie opens tomorrow! So much still to fix…. I love Little Blue Truck, too and this sounds like a fun book. Love your activity of guessing the costumed animal.
This book sounds like so much fun!!!
What a fun book to start the Halloween festivities!
Oh, I just bought this book for my great grandson for Halloween!! I it is such a fun book with great illustrations! I love this Little Blue Truck series for young children! Perfect choice!
Hurray for Halloweensie and Little Blue Trucks! Susanna, I love your activity suggestion of creating a lift the flap book…kids would love doing that!
What a sweet book! My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loves interactive books like that. Glad you shared it!
Susanna, I’m on to you . I think you really like this book because it includes a harlequin sheep. Admit it! Seriously, Little Blue Truck is a cutie. I’d fall for this one, too!
Poor Little Blue Truck. If your mama dresses you up, then welcome to my world. Ugh. Hang in there, buddy.
Love and licks,
I have not read this one yet. Really miss Jill ♥️♥️
Gotta read it. Inquiring minds want to know what Blue wore! Happy Halloweensie!