Hello, friends! Our book today is Truck or Treat, written by Hannah Eliot and illustrated by Jen Taylor, a delightful Halloween-themed lift-the-flap centered around some spooky vehicles.
Even big machines like to celebrate Halloween! In fact, all the trucks and vehicles at the work site are already decked out in their costumes, and present a question to the reader: can you guess which machines are under which costumes?
Simple yet festively fun. Eliot and Taylor nicely combine three things that little readers love – Halloween, big machines, and interactive board books – into a well-balanced title that engages any kid who loves any or all of said topics. The lift-the-flap elements are well-executed, and I particularly liked that the trucks presented with both masculine and feminine traits, rather than strictly masculine norm. Some of the rhyming text’s meter was inconsistent, but overall this was a fun read; the length was great for a quick storytime, and JJ enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a fun Halloween treat for the engineering/construction-inclined, we definitely recommend this one – Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to the Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)