Rating: Significant Shortcomings
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: David Kirk
Illustrator: David Kirk
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
As soon as each monster baby is born in Truckeroo, they make a unique truck that reflects their personality to keep for the rest of their lives. When the monster children go to Truckeroo school, the trucks come too. In art and exercise they use their trucks, and at lunch time the trucks must be fed just as well as the children. When career day comes, the parents come and show their skills: working on engines, flattening dents, patching tires, and more. One day the children in Truckeroo school will learn to be just like their parents.
The world created in Truckeroo School is eccentric, featuring strange monsters and trucks that are unique and perhaps a bit homely. The idea of having a special truck that is just yours, one that you even get to take to school with you, may appeal to some children. The illustrations definitely create a bright, exciting setting for school and life in general, and are reminiscent of the illustrations from the authors bestselling Miss Spider’s Tea Party. The rhyming in Truckeroo School accentuates the playful, childlike atmosphere that is pervasive in this story.