Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Westley, the BIG Truck" by James McEwen (review)

All little boys love trucks and the bigger the better.  And books about trucks rank high on the list of favorites for those same little boys.  I remember the big Tonka trucks and "matchbox" little trucks and the in-between "dime store" trucks my boys had when they were little.  Then there were the trucks my grandsons had, too.  Trucks! Big, little, "Varoom!"ta types of trucks.

Westley, the BIG Truck is a character building truck book about a big truck that has a big problem.  You see, he gets stuck and can't go.  He gets made fun of by the other trucks, cars, buses, and snooty foreign cars.  Then he finds his way with the  master mechanic of trucks. The lesson taught in the book of how words can injure and inflict hurt to another is good.

This is a book that also that teaches a moral lesson and also the creation in an allegorical way that a young boy can grasp.  Mom and Dad, you will want to add this cute book to your library for that sweet boy of yours. It will become a favorite - just like he has his favorite "Varoom!" truck.

On another note, I love the way the author uses words to convey fun images of stores and shops: the Curl Up and dye beauty salon, the Eat Em & Weep Cafe, and the Tanks-a-Lot gas stations.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Westley, the BIG Truck from Master Books a Division of New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my grandson who loves trucks.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.

  2. Thank you for reviewing my book. God Bless! Please like and share Westley's Facebook page!/pages/Westley-the-Big-Truck/196635487047290

  3. James McEwen - I'm so very pleased that you stopped by and read the review. It is a cute book and sure to bless. Hope there are more to come!


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