Want to Play Trucks?

Want to Play Trucks?

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Jack and Alex meet almost every morning in the sandbox at the playground. Jack likes trucks -- big ones, the kind that can wreck things. Alex likes dolls -- pink ones, with sparkles. And tutus. But Jack doesn't want to play dolls, and Alex doesn't want to play trucks. Readers will smile at the quintessential playground squabble on display in this amusing, relatable tale from Ann Stott and Bob Graham. Luckily for Jack and Alex, the day is saved with a little bit of compromise -- what about dolls who drive trucks? -- and the easy acceptance that characterizes the youngest of friendships. Not to mention a familiar jingle from nearby that reminds Jack and Alex of something else they both like: ice cream!
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763681739
Branch Call Number: jE STOTT 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Graham, Bob 1942-- Illustrator


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Sweet story about two boys learning to play together in the sandbox when one like trucks and the other likes dolls, especially dolls with tutus.

Sweet story about two boys learning to play together when one like trucks and the other likes dolls. Luckily, they both like ice cream! What do you like to play with your child?

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Sep 16, 2018

Great modeling that kids can play together even if they like different toys (a boy with his doll and another with vehicles). Lovely way of exposing kids not conforming to gendered toys nor bullying each other about it.


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