Perfect Picture Book Friday: The Road That Trucks Built PLUS Giveaway

Welcome all.

Rev up your’s time for a special Perfect Picture Book Friday.

We are on tour with the wonderful Susanna Leonard Hill….and her newest book for kids, THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT, is about to head on down the road.

Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the giveaway – comment on ALL the blog stops of #trucksontour, and you’ll win a special prize.

And speaking about giveaways and prizes…we’ve got a copy of MARIGOLD BAKES A CAKE that the incredible Mike Malbrough is giving away. And the winner is…..


Congratulations, Beth! Mika and I will be in touch to get you the book.

And now back to our regularly scheduled post.trucks cover


Writen by Susanna Leonard Hill

Illustrated by Erica Strolich

Published by Little Simon (2017)

Opening lines:

“This is the traffic that’s moving too slow. Cars and buses have nowhere to go. What is the answer? I’m guessing you know.”


Bulldozers, scrapers, graders, and more are hard at work making sure that every car, truck, and motorcycle can get where they’re going fast! With smooth writing by Susanna Leonard Hill and heavy-duty illustrations by Erica Sirotich, The Road That Trucks Built shows the importance and effectiveness of teamwork in a picture book that’s perfect for on the road readers.

Why I like this book:

  • Great read aloud!
  • Bold colorful illustrations. Kids will LOVE the anthropomorphic vehicles.
  • And they will also love the sunoke rhyme that invites participation.
  • PLUS, on the cover is the COOLEST wheel that spins and shows kids the various vehicles they will be reading about.


Construction Vehicle Mobile

sconsmobilePhoto courtesy:

For detailed instructions, please go to: http://www.dltk-

Take a walk with your kids…how many construction vehicles do you see on the road?

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT.

For more fun, hop over to the other blog on the #trucksontour.

Truck Blog Tour Schedule

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on July 28, 2017, in book giveaway, Craft Activity for Kids, Perfect Pictture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. yay for Susanna! This looks like a good book.

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  2. Congrats Beth!
    What a great activity Vivian. I love this book! But when I saw on the schedule you were doing it for #PPBF, I decided we probably didn’t need to duplicate efforts.

    So, I am featuring SECRETS I KNOW –—Perfect-Picture-Book-Friday-PPBF.

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  3. Great story for kids. My nephews would have loved this if only it had been out a few years earlier. Congrats Susanna on the book hop and Beth for the win.

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  4. This looks great! I bet my kindergarten students would love it!

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  5. Beth Gallagher

    Oh my goodness, Vivian. The mobile is so cool, this book looks great and I can’t believe I won the Marigoldbook! 😃

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  6. Becky Scharnhorst

    This looks like such a fun book! I can’t wait to check it out!

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  7. Adorable! Congratulations Susanna!

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  8. My grandson will love, love, love this book!

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  9. My Story Time kids would love this book!!

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  10. danielle hammelef

    I love the opening and the rhyme. I can’t wait to study this book and of course, have fun spinning the wheel.

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  11. A fun, interactive book that kids will certainly love! Looking forward to reading it soon!

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  12. You are so right, Vivian, The Road That Trucks Built is such fun to read aloud! And the wheel on the cover will provide lots of good times for little hands.

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  13. Interactive fun going down the road 🙂 Looking forward to Susanna’s latest!

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  14. This book has the best cover! And I’m intrigued by those opening rhyming lines. It sounds like Susanna has written a real winner.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT, Vivian! And I LOVE your activities – wonderful and fun!! 🙂


  16. Love that rhyming opening! And I can only imagine how much fun the kiddos in car seats will have spinning the steering wheel as Mum or Dad drives. Congratulations on another wonderful book!


  17. Yay for busy Trucks and sick Elephants and dirty Lions!


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