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SUPERTRUCK is the story of a garbage truck living a double life in the big city. This children’s book is recommended for ages 2-6 years old. I have two boys in that age range. They love trucks – so this book by Stephen Savage is right up their alley. My 3-year-old begs for instant repeat readings.
Parents will appreciate the author’s nod to Clark Kent (Superman) in the illustrations. The garbage truck wears “Clark Kent” style glasses as he goes about his daily routine of picking up the trash. Of course, this job is not nearly as glamorous as what the other city trucks can do. The fire truck can put out fires, the tow truck can rescue stranded vehicles and the bucket truck fixes power lines. No one really pays much attention to the garbage truck.
But guess what happens next? A winter blizzard hits, which creates a real emergency situation. All of the trucks are stuck in the snow, unable to get anywhere, except for…you guessed it — the garbage truck. He quickly disappears into a garage and emerges as SUPERTRUCK. Gone are the glasses, replaced by a huge snow plow on the front of the truck.
It’s SUPERTRUCK to the rescue! He plows snow faster than a speeding bullet. The entire city is dug out, thanks to SUPERTRUCK. The next morning, everyone is looking for the truck that saved the day. Mysteriously, he is nowhere to be found.
This is a fun children’s book to read aloud. The story takes place during winter in New York (I assume it’s NYC). There are large, colorful pictures on each page, and no more than three lines of text. Most pages have a single sentence. This is a wonderful picture book to ask younger children (non-readers) to tell the story based on the illustrations. It’s also a great choice for preschool and Kindergarten storytime.
About SUPERTRUCK (the official blurb)
When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?
Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Steve Savage’s vehicle-based picture books.
About the Author:
Stephen Savage is a New York Times bestselling author and frequent illustrator in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.