Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesdays with David: Truckery Rhymes

Truckery Rhymes
Written by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers August 2009
From the library

The story: This is a collection of nursery rhymes that are rewritten to reflect the lives and adventures of the trucks in Trucktown. Favorite classic songs and rhymes like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Three Blind Mice, and Jack and Jill are now about the crazy antics of your favorite trucks and construction vehicles. 

Mama opines: This was fun to read and I've been looking to get a little more diversity in our reading. I'm hopeful that after he has already listened to the truck rhymes, we can ease into the classic rhymes (perhaps A Children's Garden of Verses). This is one of the very large collection of Trucktown books. My favorite part is the fantastic illustrations. The illustrators have a great eye for really giving the trucks emotion and character.

Thoughts from David: I liked it because it has some bumping, bashing, beaming, and slamming and because it has some good stuff.
Favorite part: I like this one! (points to the wheels on the bus song, which now goes through the sounds that a multitude of trucks and construction vehicles make)

Happy Reading!


  1. Seems like this could be a good intro into poetry. Wheels on the bus is a classic song :)

    1. Exactly! I think I'm looking for the transition. When they are really little, you're reciting rhymes all the time, but the transition from that to understanding and enjoying poetry as a child and then an adult is bit more nebulous.