Mighty Truck: Muddymania!

Mighty Truck: Muddymania!

Hardcover

$17.99

Overview

Disney’s Cars meets Superman with Mighty Truck: Muddymania, the second picture book in this series about an ordinary truck with extraordinary power!

Whenever there’s trouble in Axelburg, Clarence is ready to pump up, rev up, and transform into Mighty Truck to save the day! But when there’s danger at the biggest, muddiest event in town, Clarence is in a jam. Can he zoom into action without revealing his secret to best pal Bruno and the whole crowd?

Friendship is thicker than mud in Muddymania!, an all-wheel-drive adventure illustrated by Troy Cummings and written by award-winning, bestselling author Chris Barton.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist

Besides offering a nice take on friendship, this picture book is filled with energetic digital illustrations featuring all kinds of trucks and tons of mud—what more could truck-loving kids want?

Booklist

Besides offering a nice take on friendship, this picture book is filled with energetic digital illustrations featuring all kinds of trucks and tons of mud—what more could truck-loving kids want?

School Library Journal

02/01/2017
PreS-Gr 2—Clarence is a superhero truck who zooms in as his alter ego, Mighty Truck, whenever there's an emergency. In fact, he's so busy, he barely has time to hang out with his best friend, Bruno. When Clarence's skills are called for yet again, to save an arena of Muddymania fans from a runaway vehicle, his secret is in peril, but his friendship remains steadfast. The dialogue here is sometimes tiresome ("I, uh, just remembered…"; "You should, like, thank Mighty Truck!") and the computer-generated images overly busy. Still, some children devour truck books, and this title will find fans among those who have graduated from Sallie Wolf and Andy Robert Davies's Truck Stuck. VERDICT Consider for insatiable truckophiles. A workable addition.—Henrietta Verma, National Information Standards Organization, Baltimore

Kirkus Reviews

2016-12-06
A superhero truck? Just what the world needs! Many young kids love superheroes and trucks and getting dirty, so what could be better than a picture book that glorifies all three? Clarence, a rather ordinary-looking dirty pickup truck, and Bruno, a nattier-looking cement mixer, are best friends, but readers soon learn that with a quick wash job, Clarence turns into the bright red Mighty Truck. Mighty Truck is supposed to keep his identity secret, but when faced with a perilous emergency at Muddymania, held in Axleburg Arena, he has to make a quick decision. Can he use his superpowers (without revealing his secret identity) to prevent exhausted Flo, the watering truck who has created all the mud for the special event, from crashing haphazardly into the all-truck crowd? Like a four-wheeled Jimmy Olsen, Bruno forges ahead, and Clarence, aka Mighty Truck, must follow. The rescue is accomplished, but Bruno learns the secret. The bromance is sealed, but is there a whiff of old-fashioned anti-feminism in the air? Why is it Flo, the female truck, who must be rescued? Most kids won't care, and the Adobe Photoshop digital illustrations are full of all kinds of moving vehicles with faces, resembling childhood favorites like Little Toot and Thomas the Tank Engine. Despite its emphasis on friendship, this muddied story with its awkward puns doesn't become greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062344793
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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