In this introduction to the world of food trucks, appealing, cartoon illustrations are served up with poems describing the various delicacies and garnished with facts regarding each mouthwatering morsel and delectable cuisine. From breakfast to burger, cheese to chowder, sushi to curry and falafel to taco, foods from across the United States and around the world are covered here in colorful spreads; inked and digitally colored, each depicts an inventive-looking vehicle that creatively expresses its contents and is chock-full of interesting things to nibble. Though not all youngsters will be familiar with the concept of food trucks, those who are will readily embrace this selection, as will children who have already read their way through other vehicle books. While the poems themselves are at times a bit forced, many are funny and descriptive, and the facts included are whimsical and informative. It is the pictures that are really the focus here; detailed and engaging, they’ll draw in reluctant readers, and burgeoning food enthusiasts will find many a truck to appreciate as well—just check out Bubba Q, who sports a pair of horns and a “nose” ring hanging over its grille.
A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)