Friday, September 04, 2009


I just picked up the newest book in Jon Scieszka's TRUCKTOWN series, TRUCKERY RHYMES. The inside flap tells it all:

"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!"

This book is filled with rhymes, poems and songs featuring some of our favorite Trucktown characters. Some of the titles include "Jack Be Nimble", "The Wheels on the Truck", and "Pop! Blows the Diesel". (You can see a short video of Jon Scieska reading some of the poems aloud.)

The rhymes are quite clever. The word play is quite fun! And the illustrations are as amazing as all of the others we've seen in the Trucktown series. I continue to be amazed that these illustrations are the result of a group effort by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon. How they went about the process to pull their artwork together is fascinating. And brilliant.

This is definitely going to be a favorite in the library. Not many poetry books about trucks and this is a fun one. I also think kids who love the Alan Katz books will love this one as well. I have been looking for great new books to use for shared reading and I think this one will be perfect for that. We will have a great time reading them together. I think kids of all ages will love this one!

The round up this week is at Kelly Herold's Crossover. She'll have the new schedule for us, too!


  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    I'm still giggling over the title of Pop! Blows the Diesel.

    I'll be sure to look for this one.

  2. I love this review and the link to the video too! Both are so good!

  3. Oh, I missed this when I was young. But it's never too late, I guess!

  4. Well we are definitely looking for this book now! Thanks for pointing it out.

  5. Oh, Trucktown is one of my great boys read recomendations! Thanx for the heads up for Trucktown poetry. Awesome!

  6. I am so happy about this addition to Scieska's truck town!!!


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