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Uh-Oh, Max

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by Jon Scieszka, David Shannon (Illustrator), Loren Long (Illustrator), David Gordon (Illustrator)

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Max is having so much fun that he keeps getting stuck! Will anyone in Trucktown be able to help him out?


Max is having so much fun that he keeps getting stuck! Will anyone in Trucktown be able to help him out?

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Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
This “Ready-to-Read” book in Jon Scieszka’s “Trucktown” series finds Max, the truck, having loads of fun as he careens down the highway. Typically, he finds himself in trouble and needing help from his friends. When Max is stuck under an underpass, Jack, his truck friend, tries to push him out but is unsuccessful. Next, Kat, the bulldozer, tries to dig Max out to no avail. Gabby, the pink truck, comes but her incessant talking does not assist in the move. Next, the ice cream truck arrives and drives circles around Max, but ice cream will not free Max from the underpass. Twin fire engines spray Max with their hoses, but he is still stuck. Finally Tow Truck Ted is able to rescue Max from his predicament only to watch Max carelessly zoom away, jump, and crash down the road calling for Jack once again. Large font and colorful illustrations make this an inviting book for early readers, especially those who love trucks. The truck’s comical facial expressions will make readers laugh out loud as they read Max’s adventure again and again. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson; Ages 4 to 6.

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Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series
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Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
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Age Range:
4 - 6 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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Uh-Oh, Max 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
The full length Trucktown books are awesome and soooo much better.