How to Walk a Dump Truck

Harper/HarperCollins/. Jun. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062320636.
PreS-Gr 1–A tongue-in-cheek comparison of puppies and dump trucks, this digitally illustrated romp details all the important steps in choosing a pet vehicle. A young boy spends time at the truck lot looking for one with “a twinkle in its headlights” and brings it home to let it drive around his living room and explore its new surroundings. He feeds it a can of gas and buys a special license plate tag and leash before taking it on a honk-filled stroll around the neighborhood. After a tiring day, the boy and his truck snuggle in for the night. The final page shows that resting up will be important because walking a grown-up dump truck is a big job. The story is followed by a humorous quiz about telling the difference between dogs and dump trucks. Catusanu’s mixed media illustrations showcase all the vehicle paraphernalia young truck lovers will be looking for. Pearson’s humorous comparisons will entertain adults and children, though they go on a tad too long and are belabored toward the end.
VERDICT A fun choice for any child getting a new toy or puppy

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