Monday, February 24, 2020

The Old Truck by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey - ADVISABLE

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey. PICTURE BOOK. Norton Young Readers, 2020. $18. 9781324014898



The Old truck works hard for its farm family, until the day it is retired.  As the weeds around it grow higher it dreams of a different life, until the day it is restored so that it can work again.

I love that the farm family is black – I’m so ignorant sometimes to assume that all farm families are white. But what really rocks is the combination of stylized, dreamy art with a sweet, nostalgic story.  If grownups read it, it may inspire them to restore an old car.  Who knows! It will for sure inspire younger readers in a round of playing with trucks.

Cindy Mitchell, Library Teacher

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