PreSchool-Grade 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
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Jon Scieszka has written some of the bestselling and funniest books for children. He is a former elementary school teacher and an avid promoter of literacy. Jon lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
This is a very cute book, however, when I received it, the book jacket was damaged. It was bubbly and crinkled all across the front of the book. I was very disappointed.Published 10 days ago by Mary Henderson
My 2 year old son lives this book. Partially because of the trucks (we've read a lot in the Trucktown series from our library) and partially because we can sing them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MamaGiggles
Our son loves this book so much and enjoys hearing the spin-offs of the original nursery rhymes. It is one of his favorite books!Published 1 month ago by RLS
We bought this after checking it out at the library. It is a collection of hilarious parodies of common nursery rhymes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Newton
Really great book for boys & girls who love trucks. The nursery rhymes are so cute as well as the illustrations.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is hilarious. Seriously. After buying this, I fully intend to buy more of his nursery rhyme-style books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anjee