A sweet little book about being more than what people expect, and the idea that appearances can be deceiving. Supertruck shows little readers what happens when an everyday garbage truck transforms to save the city from a snowstorm.
Stephan Savage’s story is simple, but sweetly powerful — and his charming illustrations are the perfect emphasis to his message. I love the way he draws the little garbage truck to appear as if he’s wearing glasses, a little homage to Clark Kent that parents will surely appreciate.
Supertruck goes to show that anyone can be “super” — that anyone and everyone has the potential to be a hero; that appearances are not always what they seem; and that no task is unimportant. I loved this sweet book — every word, and every image is perfectly rendered for readers young and old.
Supertruck is in stores tomorrow, January 6th. Here is the official synopsis:
When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done? Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Steve Savage’s vehicle-based picture books.