Smash That Trash! (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series)

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Rev your engines for another adventure in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown!

It’s trash day in Trucktown and Gabriella is ready SMASH, CRASH, and CRUNCH her way around town. Turn the wheel and help her find all the things she needs to keep her motor revving and her pistons pumping!

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Overview

Rev your engines for another adventure in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown!

It’s trash day in Trucktown and Gabriella is ready SMASH, CRASH, and CRUNCH her way around town. Turn the wheel and help her find all the things she needs to keep her motor revving and her pistons pumping!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This hands-on, interactive, ten-page board book will be an instant hit with young readers who like trucks and transportation. Cleverly designed and created with colorful illustrations of each different type of truck, the trucks come to life and engage the reader immediately. The whimsical illustrations convey each truck's special and unique personality, helping children to understand the job of each truck. Gabriella the Dump Truck has work to do and as she makes her way around town, young readers experience many different aspects of a variety of work sites. For example, when Gabriella, the bright pink truck with a yellow bow on the top of her cab, drives onto the construction work area, young readers can turn the cleverly designed wheel on that page to reveal all the things that Gabriella finds at the construction site. Then when Gabriella vrooms up to the fire station, readers once again can turn the wheel to identify equipment that is found at a firehouse. Three award winning artists—David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon—collaborated to create the wonderful illustrations and interesting moving parts on each page of this book. Not only will young readers enjoy manipulating the cleverly designed wheels, but they will also learn additional information while reading this delightful book and enjoying the manipulative features which cement their understanding of the text. Trucktown comes to life because of the distinct visual style of this appealing hands-on book. Young readers will want to read it again and again. Children who enjoy this book will also enjoy the other in the "truck-town" series and they will enjoy going to the website which is noted on the back cover tofind more fun and games about these wonderfully distinct trucks and their unique jobs. This book will be an absolute favorite with young truck lovers! Reviewer: Susan Borges
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416941804
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 648,936
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Grandson Likes it

    My 3 year old Grandson loves the whole Garbage Process! He is a very active little boy, but enjoys sitting in my lap to hear this story. That's worth every penny says"Dranny".

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