Truck: Donald Crews


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


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