Saturday, February 20, 2016


Another 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book is Supertruck by Stephen Savage. The story touches on two genres that appeal to young boys: trucks and superheros.

In the city there are many brave trucks, ones that fix power lines, or put out fires or tow disabled vehicles, but when a blizzard hits the city, it is a lowly garbage truck that saves the day. The glasses wearing tow truck sneaks into a garage and emerges as SUPERTRUCK! He digs out the entire city; freeing the bucket truck, the fire engine and the tow truck along the way. Where is the truck that saved the city? Just collecting the trash as he does every day.

At first, I thought the graphics were a little too juvenile for first graders, but then I was reminded of the Cars movie and books. The pictures help tell part of the story, the font is large and easy to read, there are just a few words on a page and the words are well spaced. The AR is 1.5.

The Sonoma County Library has fourteen copies.

The third Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book is Waiting by Kevin Henkes. You can read my review here.

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