Synopses & Reviews
Jack Truck and his best friend Dump Truck Dan are spending the day doing their favorite thing...smashing and crashing throughout the whole town, meeting up with friends along the way But when a mysterious shadow falls and a strange voice calls, is the duo in trouble? Find out in this favorite that launched the Trucktown series as a New York Times bestseller
Melvin the worrying Cement Mixer worries about EVERYTHING...and doesn't think he can do ANYTHING He watches nervously as Jack, Pete, and Rita roar, soar, and splash their way to cross a ravine. But when Rita cries out for help, Melvin knows he must do something. Can he stop worrying enough to save her?
Jack Truck and his best friend Dump Truck Dan are spending the day doing their favorite thing... Smashing and Crashing throughout the whole town! Along the way the meet up with their friends and give us a rollicking tour! But when a mysterious shadow falls and a strange voice calls, is the duo in trouble? Or has a new friend come to town to join in all the smashing fun.
Best friends Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan love to smash things but sometimes their antics get them into trouble until they meet Wrecking Crane Rosie.
About the Author
Jon Scieszkaandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is the creator of Trucktown, including the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling andlt;iandgt;Smash, Crash!andlt;/iandgt;, and the author of andlt;iandgt;The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!andlt;/iandgt;, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;The Stinky Cheese Manandlt;/iandgt;, 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,andnbsp;a literacy initiative for boys.David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including andlt;iandgt;Duck on a Bikeandlt;/iandgt;, the Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirateandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Good Boy Fergusandlt;/iandgt;. He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszkaand#8217;s Trucktown series.andnbsp; David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obamaand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Of Thee I Singandlt;/iandgt;; the newest version of andlt;iandgt;The Little Engine that Couldandlt;/iandgt;; Madonnaand#8217;s second picture book, andlt;iandgt;Mr. Peabodyand#8217;s Applesandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;Iandgt;Nightsongandlt;/Iandgt; by Ari Berk; andandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourtand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Angela and the Baby Jesusandlt;/iandgt; and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszkaand#8217;s Trucktown series. Lorenand#8217;s work has appeared in andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Sports Illustratedandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Forbesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Wall Street Journal,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Atlanticandlt;/iandgt;. 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 andlt;iandgt;The Ugly Trucklingandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Three Little Riggsandlt;/iandgt;. His first book for Simon andamp; Schuster was the adorable andlt;iandgt;Smittenandlt;/iandgt;. He has done concept work for Pixarand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Toy Storyandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Toy Story 2andlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;A Bugand#8217;s Lifeandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Monsters, Inc.andlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;Carsandlt;/iandgt;; as well as Nickelodeonand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;SpongeBob SquarePantsandlt;/iandgt;. He also did character design work on Blue Skyand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Robotsandlt;/iandgt;. He lives in New York City. Visit him at IllustratorRanch.com.