November 23, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Love Is a Truck by Amy Novesky | SLJ Review

Get the latest SLJ reviews every month, subscribe today and save up to 35%.

redstarNOVESKY, Amy. Love Is a Truck. illus. by Sara Gillingham. 24p. Cameron Kids. Nov. 2016. Board $12.95. ISBN 9781937359867.

love-is-a-truckToddler-PreS –Fire trucks usually get all the love, but in this book, there is an abundance of love for trucks of all types and sizes. With everything from dump trucks to ice-cream trucks to cement trucks, this honey of a title conveys the simple joy of creative play. An adorable brown-skinned tot with cross-hatched red cheeks is all smiles and giggles as he (or she) plays from morning to night with dozens of vehicles. While the text is simple and sweet without being cloying, the real star of the show is the vintage-looking, geometric two-color illustrations, done in shades of red and black with touches of warm grays and white. The thick pages make this a delight to hold for multiple readings either one-on-one in a lap or in a baby program at the library. VERDICT This enchanting board book is a first purchase to use in both circulating and story collections.–Lisa G. Kropp, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY

This review was published in the School Library Journal January 2017 issue.

Share
A Day-Long Celebration of Fandom-Beloved Stories and Characters
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our inaugural LibraryCon Live! We’re excited to offer this day-long virtual festival for book nerds, librarians, and fans of graphic novels, sci-fi, and fantasy. Network online with other fans and explore our virtual exhibit hall where you’ll hear directly from publishers about their newest books and engage in live chats with featured authors. You’ll also learn from librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event.
Comment Policy:
  1. Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  2. Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  3. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through (though some comments with links to multiple URLs are held for spam-check moderation by the system). If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.

We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it and please limit the number of links submitted in your comment. For more info, see the full Terms of Use.

Speak Your Mind

*