Friday, September 30, 2016

Review: Mixed Up Trucks with Baxter, Rosie and Gus by Robert von Goeben

Title: Mixed Up Trucks with Baxter, Rosie and Gus
Author: Robert von Goeben
Geared Towards: Pre K to K

Baxter, Rosie and Gus were born to drive trucks. But soon they learn that the only way to get things done is to work together, or what a mess they will have! Join the three dogs as they discover just how fun cooperation can be. 

Working with kindergartners and 1st graders I'm developing even more appreciation for picture books for this age.  Ones with stronger story and not just simplistic writing are much more fun and engaging for the students.  This one fits that.  I like the rhyme in it making the story flow.  But I really like how it shows the characters getting jobs that fit what they liked to do as kids.  What a great thing for kids to see!  But them it goes further by showing how we need to work together and listen to each other in order to be successful when working together.  I nice little lesson.  

Media Thoughts:  For sure I'd add this to the collection for the younger kids.

Construction trucks
Like Bob the Builder
Like playing outside digging and moving dirt

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