Welcome back to Perfect Picture Book Friday, everyone!
A week later than I intended, but, you know, stuff happens… and better late than never 🙂
You all know I like rhyming truck books, having written a couple myself and shared more than one of Little Blue Truck’s adventures here. Today I’m thrilled to be sharing one written by two of my very talented friends. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Title: Two Tough Trucks
Written By: Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca Gomez
Illustrated By: Hilary Leung
Orchard Books, September 17 2019, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-5
Themes/Topics: cooperation, compromise, working together, friendship
Opening: “One Mack, revved up and ready to go.
One Rig, a wreck, unsteady and slow.
Two trucks off to school for their first day of class.
One riding the brakes. One hitting the gas.
A beep-beep goodbye.
A Rig holding back, a Mack saying “Hi!””
Brief Synopsis: (from the jacket) “Mack and Rig couldn’t be more different.
One loves the fast lane. The other, the off-ramp. But when they’re forced to pair up on their first day of school, can Mack and Rig figure out a way to get along and learn what it really means to be a tough truck?”
Links To Resources: Transportation Same & Different Cards; Monster Truck Car Wash Song (video); Truck Coloring Pages; make truck-shaped snacks (truck shape made of pancake or cut out of waffle with banana round wheels; sandwich cut in shapes that can be assembled to look like a truck with cucumber round wheels)
Why I Like This Book: this delightful book brings the concept of learning to get along into the world of trucks. What could be more fun? 🙂 Mack and Rig are as different in their skills and personalities as they can be, and at first it seems there’s no hope for them to accomplish anything together. But they learn what we all need to learn: that our differences complement each other and working together is always better than going it alone. The story is engaging with fun to read-aloud rhyme, and the art is warm, bright and appealing. A great choice for little truck-lovers and for kids who need a little encouragement to give potential friends a chance.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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24 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday Returns! – Two Tough Trucks”
Welcome back to PPBF, Susanna! What a wonderful choice to rev into fall!
Thanks, Patricia! Glad you like it! 🙂
What a fun choice with a great theme of working together. My great grandson will love this title. He loves trucks!
He WILL love it, Pat! It’s really fun 🙂
Cucumber and banana wheels – yum! What great resources to pair with this terrific truck tale.
I wasn’t quite artistic enough to pull off a good photo Cathy, but I figured other more talented people would be able to make trucks out of food! 🙂
Hurray…so happy to have you back, Susanna! I know it was a crazy busy summer for you.
I love your book choice today…I’m a huge fan of Corey and Rebecca!
I keep waiting for things to get less crazy, Vivian, but somehow it never seems to quite happen 🙂 I am also a huge Corey and Becky fan – quite the dynamic duo!
Yeah! #PPBF is back. I love the Two Tough Trucks. It will make an excellent gift for a friend’s child.
Fantastic, Maria! I’m sure Corey and Becky will be thrilled for their book to be a gift!
Yeah! Welcome back. Love the book you chose. Now I’m off to go put a library hold on it. Sadly, I didn’t get my review done in time.
I know THAT feeling, Darshana! 🙂 My life is just one big game of catch-up! 🙂
Hallooooo! says Tigger. Lovely to see you back in action. And, oh boy, do I have lots of books to add. I love the cover of Two Tough Trucks (and such a fan of the alliteration), and I’m thinking this is a sure-fire winner in the vehicle-lover category. But also a smashing way to incorporate getting along. I’ve got it on my TBR pile.
Hallooooo, Jilanne! You’re going to love this one! The story and rhyme are great and the pictures will appeal to rough and tough vehicle lovers! 🙂
So glad you are back. Good truck books are always needed. When I was a children’s librarian that was a #1 request with toddlers.
Thanks for the welcome, Sarah! It’s lovely to be back! And this is a great addition to the truck book category!
Welcome back! And what a great book to get us zooming back into Friday picture books!
Thanks, Sue! Can’t wait to see what you picked! 🙂
Yaaaay! Love that PPBF is back! Hi Susanna. Looking forward to your fall and winter? hehe! I’m so looking forward to our summer, I’m over winter and the wet. Your choice for today is very cute and kind of on a similar theme with mine… differences.
Hi Diane! 🙂 You’re just mean rubbing in the coming of bad weather! 🙂 It’s okay. I plan to turn it into a positive experience with plenty of hot chocolate 🙂 Glad you like today’s book!
This book looks perfect for my elementary library!!
Corey and Becky will be thrilled, Nadine! 🙂
Thank you for this wonderful post about our book, Susanna!
My pleasure, Becky! I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true! 🙂