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!

Teeny Tiny Trucks by Tim McCannaTeeny Tiny Trucks

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.

For more fantastic picture books and resources please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books.

 

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12 Comments

  1. This does look really fun. Thanks Julie!

  2. This is a very creative take on a truck story. Perfect for little ones who love machines. The app sounds fun. I really must get a device that can see them. Thaks, Julie.

  3. It really does sound perfect! Congrats, Tim!

  4. What a great little book! I don’t get to play with teeny tiny things, but these little trucks look like they’re in for a BIG adventure! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be checking this one out.

  5. Looking much forward to this one!

  6. I read my copy yesterday and think this is a real winner with young kids. Yay for Tim, so glad you reviewed it, Julie!

  7. I thought of hot wheels and legos when you started the review. Tiny trucks sounds like a winner with kids. What fun!

  8. Kids will relate to and love this book! Nice job, gentlemen!!

  9. I’ve yet to read this book, but what I hear in the synopsis, kids are going to love this book!

  10. Sounds almost like a truck version of “The Little Engine That Could”! My grandson would love this one, Julie.

  11. This looks AWESOME! I am going to check out the trucker song!

  12. What an adorable book cover. A perfect christmas gift if ever I saw one. Congrats Tim and thanks for the review, Julie.

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