Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend: A Friendship Book for Kids (Hardcover)
Welcome a new friend to the farm with the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Blue Truck!
Beep! Beep! Have you heard the news? There is someone new on the farm!
All the animals are nervous and excited about meeting a new friend—what will he be like? Does he neigh like a horse or oink like a pig? Does he have fur or feathers? Does he swim? Does he fly? Making new friends can be scary at first but being kind and helping others feel welcome is always the right move.
Luckily, Blue knows just the thing to help his friends, old and new, feel at home! Little Blue's "Beep!" was loud and clear: We are very glad you're here!
Alice Schertle is a poet and author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck series,Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Little Blue is a brave, helpful, and hopeful character young readers will root for. Adults will feel a rush of nostalgia and delight in sharing this story with children as the animated vehicles and animals in innocent, colorful countryside scenes evoke wholesome character traits and values of growth, grit, and self-acceptance.... A terrific choice for the preschool crowd."—Kirkus "A charming tale of an endearing little truck on a mission. Perfect for story times."—School Library Journal —
“While the story offers a lovely message on being welcoming and inclusive . . . the rhyming couplets, animal sounds, and truck beeps make this an excellent choice for a read-aloud. . . A welcome addition to the Little Blue Truck canon.” — School Library Journal