Sallie Wolf

Original Albert Whitman Cover

Peter's Trucks

Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith. Originally published by Albert Whitman, now available in paperback and hardback through

Kirkus Reviews

An ingenious format for rehearsing a favorite topic: in pleasantly cadenced, repetitive verse, newcomer Wolf describes Peter’s survey of the trucks he sees in his city neighborhood and on a visit to the country. Questioning their drivers, he learns (Epaminandos-style) that, despite the picture on its door, the milkman’s truck contains no cows, just milk; the gasoline truck holds not milk, but gas, and so on until, coming satisfyingly full circle, he finds a farmer’s truck full of cows. Using sturdy broken lines and bright added color, Bowman depicts the trucks in bold but loving detail whie providing a multiracial cast of men and women to drive them. Just right for the “Vroom vrooom” set (Picture book. 2-6)

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Children’s picture book, nonfiction
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Children’s picture book, fiction
A traffic jam created by a stuck truck turns into a block party.
Rhyming picture book, fiction
Peter asks each truck driver he meets what is in the truck until he finds what he is looking for.

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