Children's Book of the Week: I Love Trucks
Eli’s favorite book genre is Books About Vehicles. He divides this love equally between non-fiction and picture books. I generally prefer the picture books. I like a little plot with my book, and the non-fiction ones are often just me pointing at a picture and saying “skid steer,” which loses its luster in the sixth hour.
In additional to having an awesome author name (Philemon!), I Love Trucks has perfect Kid Rhythm, and lovely bold pictures (Shari Halpern has also done a bunch of illustrations for Ladybug, so I think Henry and Eli find her pictures comforting and familiar…or maybe I do). The book is such a favorite that Eli has memorized it and likes to “read” it aloud. So go ahead, go get the book, and then Eli will read it to you.