Call me sentimental, but when Susanna Leonard Hill’s “The Road That Truck Built” arrived in the mail, I sat down with my now-13-yr-old son and read it immediately. THIS book would have been his go-to for every bedtime, snack time, every-waking-moment-time until it fell apart. And then we would have bought another. Not only is the heavy cover kid-friendly, it moves!
And then the construction-cone end papers:
And the perfect opening rhyme that leads kids to turn the page:
“This is the traffic that’s moving too slow.
Cars and buses have nowhere to go.
What is the answer?
I’m guessing you know…..”
Little Simon calls the book “a cement-mixing spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The House That Jack Built.” And it is! Great for showing how road-building is a group effort, your little construction crew will be “reading” this one in no time.
There’s even age-appropriate back matter, identifying the stars of the construction show:
It’s a terrific group read aloud or a snazzy snuggle book for a single small construction supervisor. I’m thinking about all those years I snuggled with mine. Sniffle….sniffle…
Title: The Road That Trucks Built
Author: Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrator: Erica Sirotich
Publisher: Little Simon, 2017
Target age group: Preschool
Here’s a link to Susanna’s page of coloring activities for all of Susanna’s new books:
Video Song credit: Hard Workin’ Truck by James Coffey, available on the album Lots & Lots of Trucks