Details: Review "The cheerful scenes offer plenty of opportunities for animal identification and counting, and a closing scene brings together all the little ones for a festive finale that sees them decked out in floral garlands."-Publishers Weekly, review, 11/24/2017 "A great choice for encouraging young children to learn to identify animals and reinforce counting skills."--School Library Journal, review "A vernal celebration...Beautifully rendered two-page tableaux teem with butterflies, blossoms, and vibrant pastel, springtime colors."--Kirkus Product Description Celebrate the beauty of springtime with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck!Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is out for a ride with his good friend Toad. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming—it's a beautiful spring day! Who will they see along the way?Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep! From School Library Journal PreS-K—Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad take a drive on a pretty spring day and they encounter an array of animals on their way. The illustrations are done in a folk-art style. Pastel pink and purple colors and the presence of flowers throughout add to the book's cheerful seasonal look. The artwork successfully captures the progression through the addition of animal passengers as the trip develops and a series of flaps that can be lifted to reveal an assortment of hidden baby animals. The narrative has a simple and effective rhyme scheme and pairs with the illustrations seamlessly. VERDICT A great choice for encouraging young children to learn to identify animals and reinforce counting skills. This book is a fun read to celebrate the spring season.—Deanna Smith, formerly at Mamaroneck Public Library, NY About the Author Alice Schertle is a poet and author of many well-loved books for children, including the beloved, #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck series,Very Hairy Bear, Button Up!, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.