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Where’s My T-R-U-C-K?


Where’s My T-R-U-C-K?*

Illustrator: David Catrow

“Shhh!” I hear my parents say,

“Tommy’s not himself today.

He’s lost his T-R-U-C-K!”

And no matter what Mom, Dad, Sis, Brother, and Grandma offer, nothing is as fun as his favorite red truck. Except maybe the hunt to find it.

I dont want jeeps or cars or planes,

or boats or bikes or trikes or trains.

I dont want green or blue or black.

I only want my red truck back.

Please help Tommy find his truck! PLEASE! His family is begging you!

A romping, rhyming read-aloud that is sure to get kids guessing, giggling, and spelling in no time. (Preschool – 2nd grade)


*T-R-U-C-K is meant to be spelled, letter by letter, when reading the text.



Starred Review“From the very first spread…it’s clear that readers are in for a very funny encounter with a memorable personality.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Beaumont’s refrain promises that listeners will know how to spell “truck” by tale’s end and is perfectly paced for expressive pauses and exclamations. Catrow’s jam-packed pencil and watercolor scenes are masterworks of detail and humor. This is definitely a ‘read it again’ book.”

—School Library Journal

“Anyone who’s ever interacted with a young child who’s lost a favorite toy will immediately recognize this little boy and his single-mindedness in searching for his t-r-u-c-k. The rhythmic, rhyming text works well, especially out loud, as long as readers realize “t-r-u-c-k” means to spell out the word letter by letter.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“The author and illustrator team of Karen Beaumont and David Catrow do very well together depicting the messy realities of childhood. Catrow’s colorfully frenetic artwork and Beaumont’s flawlessly rhyming text will have children chanting along.”

—The New York Times


Awards & Honors

2012 Selected for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

2011 “Best of the Best” Reading List for Kids – Chicago Public Library