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Title:
Truckery rhymes

Jon Scieszka's trucktown

Jon Scieszka's Trucktown.
Title:
Truckery rhymes
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Publisher Info:
New York : Simon and Schuster, c2009.
Physical Description:
57 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Series:
Jon Scieszka's trucktown

Jon Scieszka's Trucktown.
Contents:
Jack be nimble -- Little Dan Dumper -- Rumble, rumble, Monster Max -- Three loud trucks -- Rock-a-bye mixer -- This is the way -- Eenie meanie mynie mo -- Gabby had a little bear -- Peter Peter payload eater -- The wheels on the truck -- Patty cake, patty cake -- Swing around with Rosie -- It's raining, it's pouring -- Jack and Kat -- Wrecker Rosie sat on a wall -- This little truck -- Pop! blows the diesel -- Rub-a-dub-dub -- Fire trucks are red -- Hey diddle diddle -- Hickory, dickory, dock -- That's what trucks are made of.
Abstract:
For generations, Trucks have been sharing these beloved tales, rowdy rhymes, and honk-along songs. Finally these classics have been gathered into one big, noisy, high-octane collection! All the favorite truckery rhymes are here, from "Peter Peter Payload Eater" to "Little Dan Dumper", all the way to "Pop! Blows the Diesel."
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J 811.54 SCIE Book Juvenile Nonfiction
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Summary

Summary

For generations these classic, high-octane rhymes, songs, and tales have been passed down from truck to truck. Lucky for us, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature has collected them all into one really big, noisy volume. From "Peter Peter Payload Eater" to "Pop Blows the Diesel" to "Swing Around with Rosie," all the classic truckery rhymes are here. Find out which one is your favorite!


Author Notes

Jon Scieszka was born September 8, 1954 in Flint , Michigan. After he graduated from Culver Military Academy where he was a Lieutenant, he studied to be a doctor at Albion College. He changed career directions and attended Columbia University where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1980. Before he became a full time writer, Scieszka was a lifeguard, painted factories, houses, and apartments and also wrote for magazines. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years as a 1st grade assistant, a 2nd grade homeroom teacher, and a computer, math, science and history teacher in 3rd - 8th grade.

He decided to take off a year from teaching in order to work with Lane Smith, an illustrator, to develop ideas for children's books. His book, The Stinky Cheese Man received the 1994 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Scieszka's Math Curse, illustrated by Lane Smith, was an American Library Association Notable Book in 1996; a Blue Ribbon Book from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in 1995; and a Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book in 1995. The Stinky Cheese Man received Georgia's 1997 Children's Choice Award and Wisconsin's The Golden Archer Award. Math Curse received Maine's Student Book Award, The Texas Bluebonnet Award and New Hampshire's The Great Stone Face Book Award in 1997. He was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2008. In 2014 his title, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor made The New York Times Best Seller List. Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger made the list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This collection of lively truck-themed "Mother Goose" rhymes is filled with humor, although not all of them are equally nimble for reading aloud. Replacing the familiar lines for "Little Miss Muffet" are the words: "Little Dan Dumper sat on his bumper,/Taking his break for the day./Along came Pete Loader,/who revved his loud motor,/And frightened Dan Dumper away." The words for "Three Blind Mice" change to: "Three LOUD trucks./Three LOUD trucks./See how they ZOOM./See how they ZOOM./They all jumped over/the muck and goo./They skidded and screeched/and their mufflers blew./Did you ever see/such a crazy crew?/As three LOUD trucks./Three LOUD trucks." Fresh noisy lyrics for "The Wheels on the Bus" are great for singing exuberantly in storytime, "The siren on the truck goes whoop, whoop, whoop.." The digital illustrations are colorful, energetic, and playful: the vehicles have personality plus. One flashy spread shows all of them and their sound words from "The Wheels on the Truck," and another picture shows the ice-cream truck parked on a moon made of ice cream. This effervescent picture book will zoom off your shelves.-Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.