Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street

Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels One ice cream truck selling everything sweetBreaks down and blocks the mi

  • Title: Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street
  • Author: Mark Lee Kurt Cyrus
  • ISBN: 9780763658090
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.One ice cream truck selling everything sweetBreaks down and blocks the middle of our street.If you re a little boy on a bike, an ice cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight But what if it the truck breaks down and blocks the mail trucCount the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.One ice cream truck selling everything sweetBreaks down and blocks the middle of our street.If you re a little boy on a bike, an ice cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight But what if it the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it now there are two , not to mention a third truck carrying hay One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind, offering ample opportunity for ogling and counting And maybe the boy s idea for putting one of the trucks to good use might even save the day

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    1. 5* art5* storyA brilliant book for teaching numbers and lining up all the trucks and machines a little boy likes.

    2. What I liked: The general concept, the size of the book, and the illustrations. Plus, you can never have too many truck books in a library!What I didn't like: If a book is going to rhyme, I want it to rhyme the whole way through. I find approximate rhymes in picture books to be jarring. The rhyme that solves the problem is "see" and "need," and we read it more than once.

    3. This was a fun book for my little truck lover. He needed a little help with some of the words but was able to read most of the book independently in case you have a young reader. The story is about a bunch of different types of trucks that get stuck in the middle of the street. One small helper suggests what to do to help, but will they listen? Read the rest to find out.

    4. This book was sweet with detailed illustrations. My son liked counting and recounting all the different kinds of trucks, and carefully inspecting the images.

    5. My 2 year old loves this book. Great for learning numbers. The rhymes and rhythm is sometimes weak, but overall a great book.

    6. A dream come true for girls and boys who love trucks. An ice cream truck breaks down and before you know ,19 other trucks with various interesting cargo are clogging the street.

    7. Twenty different trucks get stuck on one street and a child figures out how to help. Cute and simple. Any age group would make a great extension

    8. An ice cream truck breaks down on a narrow road and causes a multi-car pileup. How will they clear the way?This was clever and unique and fun and fresh. The rhyming text was just right and the illustrations were really nice. Of course in our house the more trucks the better, so this was just the thing.

    9. Ironically, more children’s counting books have been published than I can count. Any new counting book needs an original concept, or at least the things being counted should have a high appeal. Mark Lee should find an eager audience among boys for his book about trucks.Told in rhyme, Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street starts out with the ever-popular and familiar ice-cream truck “selling everything sweet”. Alas, the truck breaks down, blocking the middle of the street. Next up i [...]

    10. Really enjoyed this book with my toddler who LOVES trucks. This really kept his interest going and we got to count along the way. I wish we could have counted all of the trucks on more pages but over all loved the book and really happy to find one about trucks that has such pretty illustrations and was well done.

    11. A little boy watches as an ice-cream truck rumbles down the street. When the ice-cream truck breaks down, it blocks middle of the street. This leads to a chain-reaction traffic jam, with truck after truck getting stuck in the street. Lee's rhyming text is wonderful to read aloud, adding interest for parents and children. He uses the page turns perfectly, building suspense along the way."A mail truck stops, so now there are two.Their drivers don't know what to do.Watch out! Two trucks are in the [...]

    12. 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, by Mark Lee, is an adorable picture book with captivating illustrations and an utterly addicting rhyming story. A cute little boy narrates this 32 page story, counting the twenty different trucks that get backed up in the middle of his street, all because of one stuck ice-cream truck.The rhyming, sing-song narration flows in the most perfect and pleasing way. Little readers, and those being read to, will love the simplicity and sound of the rhyming rhyt [...]

    13. Category: HardcoverAge: 1-6+ yearsSynopsis: In this delightful counting book, an ice cream truck breaks down, resulting in a traffic jam of twenty big trucks in the downtown of a middle America town. An ingenious little boy on a bicycle comes to the rescue.Bilingual benefit: This book works well in teaching vehicle lovers how to count. The language rhymes well, although there are a few instances in which adjectives are used instead of adverbs in order to complete the rhymes. This story would del [...]

    14. Riding his bike along his familiar city street, a young boy witnesses the breakdown of an ice cream truck. This, in turn, causes several other trucks to be stuck since there is not enough room to go around. I loved the fact that he solved the problem in a creative way and the inclusion of different types of trucks including a tow truck, a mail truck, and one carrying pigs. The rhyming text and softly-hued illustrations are interesting enough to keep young readers' attention even while they count [...]

    15. 19 different kinds of trucks (2 of them match to make 20) stuck in your street? What's not to love about this concept for vehicles-obsessed youngsters? And counting to 20. Excellent.This book has some flaws that make me stumble each time I read it aloud, though. Partly it's some awkward pacing and rhyme-scheme and partly it's the book's design in word placement - the eye doesn't automatically follow on page-turns to actually find the words you're looking for. Which you realize immediately since [...]

    16. 20 Big TrucksBrief summary - 19 big trucks get stuck on a little boys street after the ice cream truck breaks down.Annotation - A good book for visuals of different types of trucks, which most kids like. It also uses numbers so it starts an awareness of numbers and countingAge appropriateness 0-6 years oldConnection to six early literacy skills Print Motivation - All of the trucks and use of numbers make this a book that kids will want to pick up on their own. Opinion - This is a fairly simple [...]

    17. If you have youngsters in your class or your home who love trucks, this is a story you must have. Twenty trucks rolling through a city neighborhood are introduced in a breezy rhyming text, accompanied by colorful, detailed illustrations. Many kids would be completely satisfied by a simple counting book, but this story rewards the reader with an amusing plot twist as a stalled ice cream truck at the font of the line leads to gridlock. It's the young narrator who spots the solution to the problem. [...]

    18. One ice-cream truck selling everything sweet breaks down and blocks the middle of our street. If you’re a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But what if the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it (now there are two), not to mention a third truck carrying hay? One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind, offering ample opportunity for ogling — and counting. And maybe the boy’s idea for putt [...]

    19. When an ice cream truck breaks down in the middle of the street, it causes a massive traffic jam of 20 different kinds of trucks trying to get through. Luckily for everyone, one small, bright boy sees the solution to the situation.Big, bright illustrations and a variety of trucks makes this perfect for sharing with PreK classes when they are studying "Machines in My Neighborhood". Not only can we discuss the different kinds of trucks and what they do, but the kids can give their ideas for about [...]

    20. I read this book based on a review by a friend who had read it with her grandchildren. I wasn't as impressed as she was. It was cute and I liked the premise. As is often the case with me though, I was disappointed in the execution. Why make both 6 & 7 be moving vans? Why not name the different types of delivery trucks instead of lumping 8, 9, 10, and 11 together? And wait, how did all the vehicles behind the big crane truck get around it on that narrow street? I am too literal.

    21. This is a fun book, though as a grownup one asks, "How did all those trucks fit in one street?" And of course the solution is impractical, but it's absolutely the kind of solution a younger boy would think of. I would have liked to be able to count the trucks on more pages, but it's a hit with my five year old, so I'll go with it. The writing style does not wear on the designated reader-aloud, and the creativity of the different trucks is amusing.

    22. 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee is a counting book as well as an example of creative problem solving. When an ice-cream truck stalls in the middle of the street, more and more trucks get stuck behind it. A young bike rider starts to count each of the backed-up vehicles, and by the time he gets to the last truck, he has also come up with a handy solution. (from my blog posting at mackinbooksinbloom)

    23. There is a lot to see in Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee and Kurt Cyrus. An ice cream truck breaks down and causes a traffic jam as big trucks get stuck one by one waiting for the ice cream truck to move. Truck lovers of all ages will enjoy pouring over the illustrations in this book.

    24. Delightful book with 20 distinctly different vehicles. Illustrations are a little cluttered which keeps this from being 5 stars for me. Would make a great flannel, or perhaps some other kind of prop story, like with pictures on strings kids can wear around their necks - line them up, then the librarian is the crane truck and can "lift" the ice cream truck out of the way.

    25. My 19-month-old absolutely loved this book. No surprises there, as he loves trucks.My take: The pictures are high-quality and I enjoy the details, but they're not too complicated for my baby to recognize the important part: the trucks. The text I could take or leave. We read it once or twice but mostly we just turned the pages and pointed to trucks.

    26. Papa likes the illustrations. The pictures are detailed with fine lines and realistic details. Mama likes the fact that the little boy was heard the first time, but he did not stop sharing his idea. Instead, he spoke up a little more. I liked the drum that is holding the tar. I also liked to look at all the trucks and talk about all the things I can see on the truck pictures.

    27. A counting book with a story dilemma that is eventually solved by a boy on a bicycle. Various types of trucks contribute to the problem. The scale of the bicycle with the trucks is excellent and the various functions and cargoes of the trucks are illustrated well. Boys will love this one and perhaps some girls as at least one woman truck driver is depicted.

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