Meals on Wheels? Food Trucks by Jeffrey Burton
WELCOME TO FOOD TRUCK CENTRAL
WE SERVE MEALS ON WHEELS!
These days food is on a roll--rolling out all over town for all sorts of tastes. They may look different, but food trucks have similar equipment--ovens, grills, pots and pans, plates and napkins for their customers.
But what comes on those plates?
AMERICAN FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT!
But if burgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken are not what you want ...
CIAO! TRY SOME ITALIAN FOOD ON YOUR PLATE!
Flip down the flaps on the front of the truck, and you'll see our favorite foods from Italy--pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti with choice of cheese: Parmesan, ricotta, or mozzarella to top your dish.
Feeling like spicy? Say "Hola'" to mole', tacos, and enchiladas with pico de Gallo or salsa!
Or if your tastes today are more exotic, say "Kannichiwa! to Japanese sushimi and sushi, or some tasty tempura! Or say Namaste! for some Indian curry or tikka masala.
Or maybe you want to take out some Chinese? Ni hao! Lo mein is luscious! Wantons await!
And if you just crave a healthy snack, here comes the fruit and veggie truck, with peaches, pears, apples, and bananas galore.
And then there's everyone's favorite treat, the ice cream truck with sweets to eat--cones, sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches--tinkling merrily down your street!
Yep! These days food is on a roll, with a wide variety of mobile meals, in author Jeffry Burton's and illustrator Jay Cooper's jolly and just-published Food Trucks!: A Lift-the-Flap Meal on Wheels! (Little Simon, 2016). With sturdy flaps which flip open to reveal pictures each truck's menu, this little board book is good for familiarizing preschool students with the wide variety of foods available, as well as tempting early readers with irresistible rhymes and a chance to learn greetings and food names in several languages. Bon Appetit!
Pair this one with Mark Todd's totally tasty Food Trucks! (read my review here). And make sure to read these right before lunch!