Review and Giveaway! Tons of Trucks


Tons of Trucks
By Sue Fliess and illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, published 2012
Review copy from the author
Recommended for 18 months to 4 years

Lift it, swing it, pull it, spin it. Love it! Meet Tons of Trucks, the latest book from Sue Fliess, author of Shoes for Me and Dress For Me, who has teamed up with illustrator Betsy Snyder. This new interactive board book will be a delight for toddlers and preschoolers who obsess on all things trucks! With a catchy, rhyming text, each page spread has one or two (or even more!) ways for a child to actively engage with the book by lifting, spinning, or sliding the easy to identify tabs or flaps. I can’t help but recall my own beloved Richard Scarry books from childhood in these cheerful animals-about-town illustrations. Betsy Snyder’s bright colors and terrific textures in the collage style illustrations are eye catching, and will have kids pointing here and there over each page.

“Sweep trucks. Haul trucks. We love ALL trucks!”

This book is most certainly worthy of many a re-read, which is always a good sign for me as a parent. Children can name the types of trucks, work on their colors, and help identify each vehicle’s job in the community. Parents can even challenge their child to a fun game of “Can you find mouse?” on each page. I love the sturdy design of this interactive book and it’s well-engineered, easy to use tabs, which is always a plus when you know little hands will be grabbing, tugging and delighting in it AGAIN and AGAIN. Check out the book trailer to get a preview of the fun that awaits inside Tons of Trucks!

Thanks to Sue, I have a copy of Tons of Trucks to giveaway! Please complete the form below and I’ll announce the winner Friday, July 13th, 2012.

**Drawing complete…congratulations to Ameris!**