Puppy Truck by Brian Pinkney is a vibrant, imaginative look at pets. A young boy wants a puppy but only has a truck. That doesn't stop him from having great adventures with his puppy truck. This is a perfect read-aloud since you can be the vrooming voice of a truck and the barking noise of a dog all at once. The bright paintings perfectly capture the high energy of a young child and a playful puppy/truck.