I have been so long awaiting this book, TEENY TINY TRUCKS, written by my friend and colleague Tim McCanna. I couldn’t be more excited or honored to share it this week for Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Written by Tim McCanna and Illustrated by Keith Frawley
Little Bahalia Publishing LLC (October 15, 2013)
Suitable for: Ages 4-7
Themes/Topics: Trucks, Transportation, Animals, Rhyme, Helping others
Opening/Synopsis: From Amazon: “Slugs in traffic jams, busy bees and caterpillar bridges you never know what you’ll encounter with Teeny Tiny Trucks! Teeny Tiny Trucks hits the road with a convoy of micro-sized rigs as they trek through a treacherous garden, down a grassy landscape, across a wide stretch of sidewalk and into the great beyond. Will they deliver their teeny tiny cargo on time?”
Activities: Luckily, there is an ENTIRE website with coloring pages and more to come! I also suggest you check out the interactive app version of this title, which includes a “trucker song” set to the lyrics by the author himself! I also love the glossary of trucker terms at the back of the book, which makes a great jumping off point to discuss why certain groups of people would develop special words and phrases, and ask if they could think of any others. Since the trucks are “teeny tiny,” the book could also be used as part of a science discussion. What other plants, creatures, objects would teeny tiny trucks encounter in various environments.
Why I Like This Book:
I LOVE this book because it is FUN! The rhyming is impeccable, the art really gives these teeny trucks personality, and the ending (I don’t want to spoil it) is perfect! It’s just an all-around adorable book that is sure to make children (and their adult readers) smile.
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