Shape Up, Construction Trucks! – Victoria Allenby


  Shape Up, Construction Trucks! – Victoria Allenby, Pajama Press Inc., 9781772781342, 2020

Format: Hardcover 

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

 Genre: Informational (non-fiction) 

 What did you like about the book? This book covers so many different topics all in one book! This is a book that is a great resource for parents of young children. The book has large printed photographs of different construction vehicles. Incorporated into the photos are different shapes. It is not just your basic triangle, circle and square shapes either. The author also introduces students to other shapes such as a rhombus and trapezoids. In addition to the shapes the color of the shape also introduces a different color on that page. The book allows a parent to increase the difficulty of the book based on the readers reading level at the time. For example, for a younger child you could just read through the book like normal. However, for an older reader you can ask the child what color is the shape.  What I love the most about this book is at the end it gives parents different ways to read through the book. That is so helpful for parents who are often looking to get the most for their dollar on every item they purchase for a child. 

Anything you did not like about the book? No

 To whom would you recommend this book? Children between the ages of newborn – 5 years old

Who should buy this book? Parents, libraries, daycare providers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books or 629.225

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No 

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston 

Date of review: 11/29/2020

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