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MY TRUCK IS STUCK by Kevin Lewis


by Kevin Lewis & illustrated by Daniel Kirk

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2002
ISBN: 0-7868-0534-X
Publisher: Hyperion

A dump truck, a hole in the road, a bit of counting practice—all give post-toddlers plenty of reason to toot their horns in this dog-gone lively episode from the creators of Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo (1999). “ ‘Help! Please help!’ ” the driver pleads, “ ‘Does anyone know / how to make / my stuck truck go?’ ” With big, bright oils over sand and plaster, Kirk depicts an all-dog (but not all canine: see below) cast of passing motorists lining up to lend a paw. But not even one, two, three, four, five roaring engines can budge the truck, until at long last a tow truck rumbles up to add the needed oomph. That—and the fact that all along a horde of gleeful prairie dogs has been surreptitiously offloading the truck’s load of mouthwatering bones. Featuring the deepest pothole since the one that snared Judy Hindley’s Big Red Bus (1995), this gives The Enormous Turnip and like tales an updated setting. (Picture book. 4-7)