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Garage Tales (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series)

by Jon Scieszka
 
Three of the best-selling Ready to Rolls are bunched together for the latest Trucktown hardcover.

In PETE'S PARTY, Jack and Gabby navigate, swerve, curve and bounce around the roads of Trucktown until they arrive at Pete's place for a party.

Max is having so much fun that he keeps getting stuck. It takes all of Trucktown to get him out in UH-OH, MAX!

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Overview

Three of the best-selling Ready to Rolls are bunched together for the latest Trucktown hardcover.

In PETE'S PARTY, Jack and Gabby navigate, swerve, curve and bounce around the roads of Trucktown until they arrive at Pete's place for a party.

Max is having so much fun that he keeps getting stuck. It takes all of Trucktown to get him out in UH-OH, MAX!

Everyone's favorite ice cream truck is doing everything he can think of to make himself dizzy. Nothing seems to be working as well as he'd like. Izzy goes through the car wash, gets covered in suds, and spins himself in circles. He gets in a tizzy, feels whizzy and fizzy, but is he ever DIZZY IZZY?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Max, the big-wheeled pickup truck, gets himself in big trouble by zooming and flying along the highway. When he can't get loose from skidding upside down under a bridge, he calls his friend Jack, the tractor trailer truck. "No luck. Max is stuck." Kat, the road grader, can't dig him out. Gabby, the garbage truck, tries to talk him out from under the bridge. No luck, there. And all the Ice Cream Truck can do is offer ice cream. The Fire Truck twins can't hose him out. Poor Max; seems he's really stuck. Not to worry, Tow Truck Ted comes to the rescue and flips Max, dragging him clear of the bridge. But Max hasn't learned his lesson. All the trucks head to Pete's house for a party, but the road signs are confusing and tell them to do silly things like wear fake mustaches. Finally, they reach Pete's and have a grand party. When they ask how to get home, Pete tells them to just follow the signs. Izzy, the ice cream truck, likes to get dizzy, but instead he ends up fizzy and in a tizzy and thinks he's fuzzy. Cute stories with lots of word repetition to help beginning readers recognize words. The drawings complement the words. Part of the "Ready-to-Read" series. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442411968
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
757,356
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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 has done visual development for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including Toy Story; Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; Cars; BlueSky’s Robots; and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. He’s also written and illustrated several picture books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He’s one of the illustrators of Jon Scieszka’s fifty-two-book, New York Times bestselling series, Trucktown. Visit him at IllustratorRanch.com.

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