By Sallie Wolf
Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith
Originally published by Albert Whitman. Now available as print on demand through Amazon.
Peter finds trucks wherever he goes and quizzes the drivers on the contents of their trucks. This is a rhyming truck book with a plot!
- 2016 Illinois Reading Council Illinois Reads Selection
An ingenious format for rehearsing a favorite topic: in pleasantly cadenced, repetitive verse, newcomer Wolf describes Peter’s survey of the trucks he sees in his city neighborhood and on a visit to the country. Questioning their drivers, he learns (Epaminandos-style) that, despite the picture on its door, the milkman’s truck contains no cows, just milk; the gasoline truck holds not milk, but gas, and so on until, coming satisfyingly full circle, he finds a farmer’s truck full of cows. Using sturdy broken lines and bright added color, Bowman depicts the trucks in bold but loving detail while providing a multiracial cast of men and women to drive them. Just right for the “Vroom vrooom” set. (Picture book. 2-6)