Sunny’s Tow Truck Saves the Day!
Do you have a young child that loves vehicles and transportation? Then this is the book for you! Sunny’s Tow Truck Saves the Day by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by Christopher Lee is a delightful book about a family that needs a tow truck.
As s speech language pathologist that works with preschoolers for almost 20 years, I have seen countless amount of children fascinated by vehicles, especially tow trucks! This book is also ideal for children with any speech and language delays given the simple language and engaging illustrations. It can be used for sequencing, phonemic awareness, vocabulary expansion and much more!
I recently had my own fascination with a tow truck when I requested one after a flat tire. The look of awe in my son’s eyes was worth the flat tire!
The family is on their way for a picnic until they hit a Thump-Bumpty…Splat! Uh oh, they have a flat tire! They think they can change the flat tire themselves until they realized their space is flat too! What to do? Mom looks up towing companies and finds Sunny’s Towing. As they are waiting, they see lots of action on the road. Fire trucks, construction vehicles, pickup trucks and and police cars! Sunny’s Tow Truck shows up at noon and saves the day!
When Reading Aloud
As you are reading this book aloud, define key words such as “tow”, “spare”, “hauler”, and “muck”. Any other unfamiliar words, simply define. The best way to carry over these new vocabulary words is to use them in a different context. The next time you are on the road with your child, point out the different vehicles that are discussed in the book.
Take your child’s vehicles out and play out the scene of needing a tow truck. This can be fun for your child but also give them ideas of different types of symbolic play and sequencing. There is a definite sequence of events for towing. First call, wait and then when the tow truck comes…watch it be taken away for repair!
Looking for more ideas? Check out this website here, PreKinders for tons of visuals and activities on transportation.
Driven Mini Tow Truck Vehicle…Try this toy out for role playing the scene of needing a tow!
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