Truck Stop is a picture book about a family-run truck stop and all the trucks that stop in for breakfast. There are many different trucks depicted throughout the book, perfect for the little ones who can’t get enough: eighteen-wheeler, dump truck, milk tank, moving van, even an old green pickup.
Do you have a young reader who loves all things related to cars and trucks? I know I do, my four year old son Isaac and his best friend love anything mechanincal. When we received the book Truck Stop by Anne Rockwell illustrated by Melissa Iwai, he was so excited! We’ve read through it several times already to the point where he has memorized most of the story. Of course, the eighteen wheeler is his very favorite, but was a bit fascinated by the milk truck, because, we realized, that he’s never actually seen a milk truck. Isaac enjoyed the boy who works at the counter, helping his parents, and even told me once he wanted to work at a truck stop! Of course, he also wants to work at an aquarium, a school, and the grocery store, but this cute book has added a new occupational goal to his list.
In my opinion, Truck Stop is a great length for little ones around the ages of 4-5 who still like to be read to, and for around six or seven and up who are trying to learn to read on their own. The words aren’t overly complicated, and for the most part my seven year old has been able to sound out the words. As an artist myself, I personally enjoy a well illustrated book, and this one definitely hits the mark. The colors are bright and vibrant, but not overly so. Just right for a little book about trucks!
Truck Stop is available right now to pre-order on Amazon before it’s release date of May 16, 2013
OR, even better, you can enter to win your own copy right now. To enter, just leave me a blog post comment below letting me know why you’d like to win, or who you’d like to win it for!