Seymour Simon's Book of Trucks

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Overview

Trucks lift, dump, and carry things every day, everywhere. Did you know that...

.Some trucks can weigh as much as ten elephants put together.

.Flatbed trucks can carry other trucks, houses, and even a space shuttle!

.Semitrailer cabs can have a bed behind the front seat so that drivers can pull over and rest on long trips.

.Road-train trucks pull multiple trailers at the same time, just like a locomotive pulls freight cars on a train.

Describes various kinds of ...

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Overview

Trucks lift, dump, and carry things every day, everywhere. Did you know that...

.Some trucks can weigh as much as ten elephants put together.

.Flatbed trucks can carry other trucks, houses, and even a space shuttle!

.Semitrailer cabs can have a bed behind the front seat so that drivers can pull over and rest on long trips.

.Road-train trucks pull multiple trailers at the same time, just like a locomotive pulls freight cars on a train.

Describes various kinds of trucks and their functions, including a log truck, cement mixer truck, and sanitation truck.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-This book is full of color photographs of big, shiny trucks, all on the job. In comparing their size and weight to dinosaurs and elephants, the text also emphasizes the vehicles' power and strength. Pictures show these oversized transports hauling logs, moving a house, carrying and dumping heavy construction materials, taking children to school, and carrying gasoline from refineries to gas stations. Simon explains what a semitrailer truck is, and why the drum of a cement mixer rotates while the truck is moving. The exciting photographs, many of them close-ups, will captivate youngsters. Though the sentences are long and the vocabulary sophisticated in places, the visual appeal of this book is very high and the information is clear and equally engaging.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064462242
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 697,974
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Great boy for truck-loving children!

    I had to buy this for my grandson! We'd checked it out of our local library so many times that I decided it was a "must have" for his library and for my house, too.

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