Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble!
Written by Patricia Hubbell
Illustrated by Megan Halsey
Marshall Cavendish Children, 2003

Suitable for: Ages 3 and up

Theme/topic: Trucks, Occupations (associated with trucks), Rhyming

Old trucks,
New trucks,
Going to the zoo trucks.

Brief Synopsis: This is a simple rhyming story about all types of trucks, their noise and occupations.

Link to resources: Kindergarten transportation unit, Crayola lesson on Trucks at Work. We spend a lot of time spotting trucks while in the car or looking at construction vehicles in our neighborhood.

Why I chose the book: I met the illustrator Megan Halsey at the Denver-SCBWI conference. She talked about her personal mixed media collage projects and how those led to work projects. The illustrations are awesome. You also don’t have to stop with trucks. Hubbell and Halsey teamed up for several transportation vehicle books. The best reason to choose this book — this is the one that’s been “missing in action” for several weeks. I found it in a pile of books after Enzo emptied his bookshelf. He’s a helper.

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