March 2, 2024
Big Truck Playdate

Corey loves trucks. He takes his trucks with him wherever he goes. And his trucks are his only companions. When there are other children around, Corey stays in his own lane and goes solo. One day, while sitting in class, Corey hears a sound that is music to his ears. A big turbo-charged semi-truck pulled into the schoolyard. The teacher announces that the class is going to have a big truck playdate! Corey runs to the starting line, but the traffic was all jammed up with children between Corey and where he wanted to be. He skids to a stop. All the other children are able to get into the truck and push the buttons. Will Corey find a way to join the fun?

Laurie Carmody has written a sweet story of a truck-loving boy who is on the autism spectrum. She deftly portrays how such a child would act and react in an exciting situation he might face. This story will help children learn about others on the spectrum while those who are on the spectrum will be able to see themselves in a book. Fun, bright illustrations by Jennica Lounsbury complete the story.

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