Author(s): Alice Shertle; Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
Meet Blue, the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. With lots of vehicle noises and animal sounds, this rollicking rhyming text is all about helping others and mucking in together! Blue is happily driving along when he's overtaken by a big important dumper truck - but the dumper's speedy ways means he skids off the road and gets stuck in the mud! Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! What a mess! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all muck in to get their friend back on the road.
Alice is a poet and the author of the best-selling Little Blue Truck. She has written more than 40 books, mostly for children. A mother and former elementary school teacher, Alice is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Many of her most famous works are poetic in nature, though she writes about a wide variety of topics.Jill was born in Los Angeles, California into a family of artists and musician. She studied art at SUNY Purchase and School of Visual Arts in New York. Before fulfilling her lifelong dream of creating picture books, Jill illustrated magazines, book covers, posters and design projects in the United States and Germany. She's had several pieces shown at the NY Society of Illustrators. When she's not working on books, she's painting the New Mexico landscape or enjoying herself with her partner and their dogs on Higglety Pigglety Farm in Albuquerque.