Preschool to the Rescue
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28. Preschool to the Rescue (Harcourt, 2001)
Judy Sierra & Will Hillenbrand
(Preschool-Grade 2)

When a mud puddle traps a pizza van, police car, tow truck, and other vehicles, a group of preschoolers comes along and saves the day.

“[The] illustrations are double-paged delights. The mud puddle is not merely brown, but illuminated by subtle hues of purple, blue, pink, green, turquoise, red, and orange while still retaining its essential muckiness (and two eyes and a nose).”

Kirkus Reviews

“Hillenbrand… portrays the maniacal mud puddle as a grubby Jabba the Hut. Five different vehicles become stuck in the muck, but fear not: the artwork's comical pacing and perspective reveal the vehicles to be toys, and a nearby brave band of animal preschoolers comes to the rescue…”

Publishers Weekly