Puppy Truck by author / illustrator Brian Pinkney
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
In this clever picture book, the resilience of a child is seen when he is denied a puppy. Making the best of his situation, Carter envisions a gift toy truck as his pet. Readers see the vehicle with slight puppy features and behaviors of both i.e. Leaping, resisting, running, barking, and beeping to name a few. Illustrator captures the exuberance of this age group in his pictures. An enjoyable story that will be read by many.