Author/Illustrator: Donald Crews
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Year: 1980
Brief Summary: In this wordless book, readers follow a red truck on a cross-country journey.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1981′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Talk about different types of vehicles/modes of transportation and their purposes. What is the truck in the book used for? Pair with Freight Train and other of Donald Crews’ books.
- Talk about colors and shapes found in the book.
- Discuss road safety — what types of safety features can you find in or out of the book? (stop sign? traffic light? seatbelts?)
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library