GOOD NIGHT, TRUCK by Sally Odgers

GOOD NIGHT, TRUCK

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 5
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Personified vehicles merrily perform their daily functions in this rhyming bedtime tale.

It’s morning, and Truck is already hard at work. A bevy of crowd-pleasing vehicles follows suit, as Digger, Boat, Tractor, and Rocket happily dig, sail, plow, and fly. But as the sun sets, all head to their respective beds for a good night’s sleep. Simple, perky rhymes keep the momentum moving in this familiar rhyming tale. An energetic “Hello” greets each vehicle, and then a warm “Good night” sends each to bed, until even the boy who loves them is tucked in tight. Straightforward illustrations done in a bright, primary pastel palette are accessible. There is an attempt to create earthy textures and interesting angles using the digital medium, and McKenzie’s artwork emulates a style that uses shape and pattern to create playful imagery. Confusion may occur over the different points of view the author incorporates (second-person singular mixes with first-person singular and plural); and unfortunately, the pictures may further confuse rather than clarify this aspect of the text.

It’s certainly cheery, but it may be lost on the already overflowing vehicle bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-250-07019-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2015




MORE BY HEATH MCKENZIE

ChildrenI WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
by Heath McKenzie
ChildrenMY RULES FOR BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS by Heath McKenzie
by Heath McKenzie
ChildrenA NEW FRIEND FOR MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
by Alison Reynolds

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenGOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak
by Kenard Pak
ChildrenGOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
ChildrenGO! GO! GO! STOP! by Charise Mericle Harper
by Charise Mericle Harper