Little Blue Truck's Halloween
by Alice Shertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry
There’s a chill in the air, and with that chill is the arrival of Halloween! In addition to costumes and candy, there are a plethora of great books to get excited about this October. While you may be familiar with Alice Shertle’s Little Blue Truck, here he is in a new adventure! For children ages 0 – 3, Little Blue Truck’s Halloween is a great interactive board book to read this Halloween season.
Little Blue Truck is on his way to a Halloween Party. His good friend Toad is wearing a top hat and a bowtie, and he is driving the truck around the farm to round up friends for a Halloween party at the barn! As he drives by the animals, there is a refrain on each page: “Under the mask, who do you see?” There is a duck in a tutu, a sheep wearing a clown nose, a pig dressed as a witch, and many more animal friends. With each page, there is a lift the flap to reveal who is dressed up in a Halloween costume. At the very end, once they have arrived at the barn, one more party guest appears: “‘Croak!’ says Toad. ‘There’s just one more. Has anyone seen this ghost before?’”
Turn the page to find out who is dressed up as a ghost!