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Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416941354
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Series: Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 739,727
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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 by Watty Piper; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples; Nightsong by Ari Berk; Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus; Love by Matt de la Peña; and If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano. He also wrote and illustrated the Otis series and was 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 Cincinnati, 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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Truckery Rhymes (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
sanbees on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great take off on traditional nursery rhymes using Trucktown characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to my by a friend whose grandson loves this book. I purchased it for my two year old grandson and he takes it with him everywhere. It immediately became his favorite book out of his large collection!!! Fun for parents to read to him, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book with rhymes that pull young readers in. A truck version of "The Wheels onnthe Bus"
VBVB More than 1 year ago
My 4 yr old LOVES this book!! He has the rhymes memorized and makes me read it daily!! We plan on buying it for bother and sister-in-law for christmas. They are expecting a boy in early january and this book is a must have!!!
Maria_Mapelli More than 1 year ago
I read Truckery Rhymes to my Kindergarten classes. They sang, echo read, retold original nursery rhymes. We loved the pictures. I would highly recommend this book for all school and public libraries. It makes a great gift also.
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PrisJoyce More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. My son is four and he loves it! As a parent, it's really fun to read, too. It is not a story, but a collection of nursery rhymes transformed by trucks/cars/ anything with wheels! For example, rather than "Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall" the rhyme is "Wrecker Rosie Sat on a Wall". Sample line from another rhyme: Rumble, rumble Monster Max. Can you jump those junkyard stacks? They are simply fun stories to share and get a giggle out of. The characters are the same as in other Scieszka Trucktown books and that's a good thing. Fun, silly, rhyming, alliterative: great for everyone!
snugglemommy More than 1 year ago
Truckery Rhymes has been a huge hit for my 4 year old. He got the book for christmas and he loves it. He has memorized the stories and reads it to himself and his brother all the time. We really get into the excitement of the book and have a lot of fun with it. Great book!!
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carmenc More than 1 year ago
This book is creative and my son LOVES it!! The rhymes are well written and play on all the classics that we grew up on!