A Truck for Tony

    “A Truck for Tony,” Friend, Nov. 1991, 32

    A Truck for Tony

    Instructions: As you read a sentence with a blank space in it, point to the truck picture that you think best tells the story.

    mail truck

    cement truck

    dump truck

    pickup truck

    moving van

    fire truck

    Tony loved trucks. He would sit on his front porch step and watch them pass his house. He saw a big yellow _________ carrying somebody’s furniture. Then he saw a green _________ pass by with its mixer turning. Mr. Jones drove by in his orange _________ loaded with firewood. A red _________ raced by, screeching its siren. Soon a letter carrier came down the street and stopped his white _________ in front of Tony’s house. The letter carrier walked up to Tony, holding a big brown box.

    “Are you Tony Brown?” asked the letter carrier.

    “Yes,” said Tony.

    “Then this box is for you.”

    Tony took the box into the house and opened it. Inside was a big blue _________ that he could use to haul and dump sand in his sandbox. He also found a card that said:

    “Happy Birthday, Tony.
    Love, Grandma.”

    Illustrated by Pat Hoggan