I received this book at no cost from the publisherLittle Taco Truck by Tanya Valentine, Jorge Martin
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books on April 2, 2019
Genres: Cars & Trucks, Early Reader, People & Places
Dragons Love Tacos
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
in this irresistibly kid-friendly read-aloud about a little taco truck that is having trouble finding a place to park.
Little Taco Truck serves up tasty treats to the hungry workers on Union Street . . . until one day, Miss Falafel shows up with her baked pita bread and crunchy chickpea fritters--and parks in his space. The next day, Miss Falafel is there again, and this time she's brought Gumbo Jumbo and Annie Arepas with her. Little Taco Truck's headlights dim. What if people like Gumbo Jumbo's spicy stew and Annie Arepas's warm cornbread cakes more than they like his tacos? When more trucks arrive the following day and there's no space left for Little Taco Truck, he swishes his wipers to hide his tears and heads home. At last, with some ingenuity and help from new friends, Little Taco Truck wins back his coveted parking spot. And guess what? There is room enough for everyone!
Packed with flavor and savory smells, this irresistible read-aloud about friendship and determination is perfect for even the youngest truck and taco fans.
This is perfect for beginner readers and parents who want to read this charming little book out loud to their children. It has much to say about fitting in, other cultures and being the smallest doesn’t necessarily mean that you can be the best. This is an excellent take on diversity and gentrification.
Little Taco Truck is geared toward four to seven-year-olds and stars the Little Taco Truck, who feeds the workers around Union Street. One day, Miss Falafel truck takes his parking spot and he doesn’t know what to do, so he whines and whimpers until days pass and he decides to stand up for himself by parking right in his spot overnight to get there before all the other food trucks can take his place.
Everyone figures out how to get along and room is made for all of the trucks until there is a great deluge of spiffy new big trucks since the construction fixed up the neighborhood. All of the customers are animals and I think I detected several dachshunds in the pictures. They were all shapes and sizes which can easily show children how diverse the world is between food and people.
Laura Thomas says
This sounds so fun and the cover is too cute!