DJ received the Little Blue Truck book for his birthday from his Great-Grandma. I had never read it before but it's a sweet little book about a truck making friends with a number of farm animals including a cow, sheep, pig, horse, chicken, goat, duck ... and a green toad... and helping a dump truck in need.
As it just happened, he also received the Animal Planet Mega Farm Playset that included all of those animals except the toad but I pulled a tree frog from our Safari Rainforest Toob (frog - toad, what's the difference, right?) I found a blue matchbox truck and a big dump truck and we were set.
DJ had a blast acting out the story this way. I think I read the story through nearly a dozen times. This is the only picture I was able to take because DJ wouldn't leave the pieces still. Even here, he's moving the dump truck as I'm snapping the photo.
I am loving DJ's interest in books these days and wanting to have stories read over and over again.