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Join us for the spring edition of our outdoor, interactive storytelling experience, featuring 

The Cars and Trucks Book

by bestselling and beloved author Todd Parr. 


A colorful and fun exploration of all things cars and trucks, this story has something for everyone!  


Some trucks help on the farm.

Some trucks help in the city.

Some cars like to drive in the snow.

And some cars like to drive to the beach.

All cars and trucks LOVE to be on the ROAD!



Todd Parr brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines to this book about cars, trucks,

and the occasional bus. In a fun collection of silly images, Todd explores all of the ways vehicles

have an impact on our daily lives, while weaving in messages about positivity, the environment,

and safety. Readers will laugh along with the whole four-wheeled gang! 

Start at Middleton Public Library to pick up a map and a free copy of the book (for the first 500 kids).

Follow the marked route to visit 26 stops around Downtown Middleton,

each featuring an illustrated poster with a page from the book. 


About the author

Todd Parr is a three-time New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children. He has inspired and empowered children around the world with simple, hopeful, and powerful messages such as “be kind”, “love yourself” and “be who you are,” all set with vibrant images in eye-catching primary colors. His books have received numerous awards and are available in nearly twenty languages. He also is the co-creator of the popular three-time Daytime Emmy©-nominated animated TV series, "ToddWorld" with Gerry Renert of SupperTime Entertainment. Several short films for Sesame Street have also been based on Parr’s work.

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What is a StoryWalk®?

A StoryWalk® allows families to follow a book, page by page, by visiting stops throughout Downtown Middleton. Each numbered stop will have an illustrated poster featuring a page from the book.  This is Middleton’s ninth StoryWalk®.


Some children will even receive their own copy of the book, while supplies last. “Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library, we are able to offer a free book to the first 500 kids who stop by the Middleton Public Library and pick up their StoryWalk® map," said Katie Ganser, head of youth services at Middleton Public Library.

Want to support the library’s next StoryWalk®?

If interested in donating toward the next StoryWalk®’s activities and book giveaways, please reach out to the Middleton Public Library at Not all StoryWalks® can afford to provide free books to children and donations to the program help make this possible.

StoryWalk® is presented by Middleton Public Library, Downtown Middleton Business Association and Friends of the Middleton Public Library. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

StoryWalk® is a registered service mark.

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