Little Taco Truck

Make every day a Little Taco Tuesday!

LTT cover

Little Taco Truck (Schwartz & Wade/Random House) serves up tasty treats to the hungry workers on Union Street…until one day, Miss Falafel shows up —and parks in his space. When more trucks arrive and there’s no space left for Little Taco Truck, he hatches a plan!

Watch the trailer by MightyPants Media here!


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Parents looking for an uplifting bedtime (or anytime) story, would do well to grab a copy of Little Taco Truck.” Meera Klein, New York Journal of Books 

“A familiar story about standing up for oneself gets a tasty twist courtesy of the urban culinary zeitgeist and plenty of visual pop from digital illustrations by Martin (I’m Hungry), who arrays the blocky, brightly colored characters along a single, streetlike plane.” Publishers Weekly

“In this whimsically illustrated story an innocent taco truck is dismayed to find there’s competition for his usual spot: a falafel truck, oblivious to her trespass! Rest assured, Valentine’s story is about making space for everyone, even if it’s a bit of a squeeze, and enjoying all the goodness the world has to offer.” Maria Russo, The New York Times

“This hip and fun read-aloud will appeal to children who are fully cognizant of the importance of playing fair.” School Library Journal

“Little Taco Truck is the cleverest story about accepting and making room for everyone! The main character, a tiny taco truck, is worried that folks won’t see him or like him as much since a bunch of new food trucks (of different flavors and sizes) now crowd his favorite street. Valentine found a perfectly kid-friendly way to touch on issues of insecurities around change, feeling angry, and making friends that are different from you. Brava!” Georgia Author of the Year Award Judge: Shanda McCloskey

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(ISBN: 978-1-984-80852-3)