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Little Taco Truck

Tanya Valentine, Jorge Martin (Illustrator)


List Price: 18.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/2/2019)

Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“Hey, everyone! THIS is how capitalism should work! Let’s all make space, work together, and celebrate diversity! FANTASTICO!”
— Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
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Dragons Love Tacos meets Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site in this irresistibly kid-friendly read-aloud about a little taco truck that is having trouble finding a place to park.

Little Taco Truck serves up tasty treats to the hungry workers on Union Street . . . until one day, Miss Falafel shows up with her baked pita bread and crunchy chickpea fritters--and parks in his space. The next day, Miss Falafel is there again, and this time she's brought Gumbo Jumbo and Annie Arepas with her. Little Taco Truck's headlights dim. What if people like Gumbo Jumbo's spicy stew and Annie Arepas's warm cornbread cakes more than they like his tacos? When more trucks arrive the following day and there's no space left for Little Taco Truck, he swishes his wipers to hide his tears and heads home. At last, with some ingenuity and help from new friends, Little Taco Truck wins back his coveted parking spot. And guess what? There is room enough for everyone!

Packed with flavor and savory smells, this irresistible read-aloud about friendship and determination is perfect for even the youngest truck and taco fans.

Praise For Little Taco Truck

“It’s about time food trucks took their rightful place in the pantheon of picture-book vehicles.” - New York Times Book Review

Random House Studio, 9781524765859, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

About the Author

Tanya Valentine is an active member of SCBWI and the Atlanta Writers Club and is the author of a picture book about interracial adoption, All Bears Need Love. She can be found online at and on Twitter at @tanya_valentine.

Originally from Spain, Jorge has lived in Mexico City, San Francisco, and Hamburg and now lives in London. He is the illustrator of A Cat Is Better by Linda Joy Singleton and the author and illustrator of I'm Hungry! Visit him online at or follow him on Twitter at @jorgemartin.