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Eve Bunting, Little Yellow Truck
April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs and sitting areas are usually set up for open seating about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th.
Ever feel too small, not adequate enough, or worried about what role you play in an important task? Little Yellow Truck did too. As lumberyard owner Riley gears up for a busy day and a new project, he assigns tasks to his many trucks. A dump truck, a flatbed truck, a concrete mixer, and a little yellow truck all stand by ready to help. From hauling trash to pouring concrete, one by one they are all assigned tasks, except for Little Yellow Truck. Is there nothing he can do to help?
There’s no reason for Little Yellow Truck’s worry as Riley has just the right task and an important role at that! Written by acclaimed children’s author Eve Bunting, this story reinforces the message that even the smallest helper can make a lasting impact and that sometimes waiting is the hardest part. Social emotional learning can be explored through this title because feelings of disappointment and uncertainty can lead to discovery—specifically Little Yellow’s discovery of belonging.
Eve Bunting has written over 250 children’s books, winning numerous awards and honors. One day, as she was passing a builder’s yard, she saw several large trucks—and one little yellow truck, all by itself among the big guys. “I’m going to write a story about that little truck”, she thought, “and I’ll show that it’s important too.” Sometimes that is how story ideas originate. Her books include Ghost Cat and Mr. Goat’s Valentine. She lives in Pasadena, California.