Dizzy Izzy (Trucktown Ready-to-Roll Series: Level 1)

Overview

Izzy the ice-cream truck is doing everything he can think of to make himself dizzy, but nothing seems to be working as well as he’d like. Among other attempts, Izzy goes through the car wash, gets covered in suds, and spins himself in circles. In all his efforts, he gets in a tizzy, feels whizzy and fizzy…but is Izzy ever dizzy?

Young readers will love this tongue-twisting, rhyming text—and many of the words in the book can be found on road ...

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Overview

Izzy the ice-cream truck is doing everything he can think of to make himself dizzy, but nothing seems to be working as well as he’d like. Among other attempts, Izzy goes through the car wash, gets covered in suds, and spins himself in circles. In all his efforts, he gets in a tizzy, feels whizzy and fizzy…but is Izzy ever dizzy?

Young readers will love this tongue-twisting, rhyming text—and many of the words in the book can be found on road signs, making it easy and fun for kids to apply their knowledge!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Brandon West
Meet another resident of Trucktown: Izzy, a thrill-seeking ice cream truck. He zips and zooms around town looking for any opportunity to get “dizzy.” In order to get his fix in this story, he treks around town and whizzes through hedge mazes and a car wash, but does not find success in achieving dizziness. Izzy finally gets dizzy by racing around a spiraling mountain. However, this does not seem to whet his adrenaline-seeking appetite, as the story ends on the note that he now wants to get “fuzzy.” There is not a lot of depth to Izzy’s tale, but this is intentional. As a “Ready-to-Read Level One” title, the story is simple in order to feature easy sight words and short sentences. This title is excellent for any early reader, as the simple rhyming scheme aids in the predictability of the text. The illustrations bring Izzy’s character to life and provide the title with a sense of speed.If they don’t have it yet, libraries should put in a rush order for this title as well as others in the “Trucktown” series. Reviewer: Brandon West; Ages 4 to 6.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416941569
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: Trucktown Ready-to-Roll Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.

David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including Duck on a Bike, the Caldecott Honor Book No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirate, and Good Boy Fergus. He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.

Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples; Nightsong by Ari Berk; and the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. Loren’s work has appeared in Time, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.

David Gordon is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed The Ugly Truckling and The Three Little Riggs. His first book for Simon & Schuster was the adorable Smitten. He has done concept work for Pixar’s Toy Story; Toy Story 2; A Bug’s Life; Monsters, Inc.; and Cars; as well as Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. He also did character design work on Blue Sky’s Robots. He lives in New York City. Visit him at IllustratorRanch.com.

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