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Sunny’s Tow Truck Saves the Day! By Anne Marie Pace

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When a family car gets a flat on the way to a picnic, help is needed and time is ticking! Cranes are lifting, and pavers are paving. Diggers are digging, and workers are waving. But where is Sunny and her trusty tow truck?

I received a copy of this picture book from author Anne Marie Pace in exchange for an honest review.
This is an engaging and fun book that teaches readers about the different vehicles and the types of workers that drive them. The story follows a family as they begin their journey to have a picnic. Suddenly they get a flat tire and must call Sunny’s Tow Truck. While they wait, the family encounters several types of vehicles such as police cars, fire engines, and diggers. In the end, Sunny saves the day. The illustrations are bright and showcase a diverse family enjoying learning about different vehicles and enjoying time together. I teach a unit on community helpers in my classroom and was so excited to add this to my list of read-aloud books to share with my students. It is an adorable story that all readers will enjoy!
Ages 5 and up
24 Pages

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Maxi The Little Taxi By Elizabeth Upton

 

 

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Back of Book:

It’s Maxi the Taxi’s first day of work. What fun it is to zip and zoom all around the town! SPLASH go the mud puddles! PLIPPITY-PLOP drips the ice cream and mustard from sticky little fingers! Soon Maxi becomes so grimy and gooey that no one wants to ride with him. Who will help this dirty little taxi discover what he needs most? It’s a smart little boy who takes Maxi for a noisy, tickly bath in the car wash!

My Review:  I put this book on my wish list at my school’s May book fair. I was very excited when I got it. It is a sweet story that is loads of fun to read aloud to my class. From a teacher perspective, this is an excellent story to use when teaching figurative language. I loved all the examples of metaphors, simile, and onomatopoeia.  My nephew loved the illustrations, and that Maxi is so happy.  I highly recommended this story.

32 Pages

ages 5 and up

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