Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Children's Book Review: Where's My T-R-U-C-K?

Last book review for the day!  We read so many books in our house that I've been a little behind! I'm returning a bunch of books to the library today and bringing home a bunch more! 

Where's My T·R·U·C·K?
Where's My T-R-U-C-K?
Written by: Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by: David Catrow
Published by: Dial Books, 2011
32 pages

Tommy's not himself today. He's lost his T-R-U-C-K! And no matter what Mom, Dad, sis, brother, and Grandma offer, it's just not as fun as his best red truck. The family dog isn't as picky, and sharp-eyed readers will wonder what happens to the cast-off toys Bowser gets his mouth around. Meanwhile, Tommy tears through the house and yard to hilarious and poignant effect, only to discover, in a grand moment of triumph, sneaky Bowser's secret stash. Hooray! Tommy's found his T-R-U-C-K! Come on Bowser, let's go play!

A welcome addition to the community of strong-willed but endearing picture-book protagonists, Tommy proves you can be in a funk and still be a sweet kid.

* Karen Beaumont has written several other children's books, a couple of which we've already read.  This book, told in rhyme, is about Tommy, a young boy who loses his favorite toy truck.  While his family tries to suggest different things for him to play with, Tommy goes on a search for his truck.  There's a satisfying ending and after seeing where the truck was hidden, it's fun to go back to the story and see what else was taken.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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