Jon Scieszka is probably best known for his hardcover picture books like The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and his terrific Time Warp Trio series of chapter books, and he’s also the founder of Guys Read, an initiative to help get boys over the reading “hump” they often experience when transitioning from illustrated chapter books to regular novels.
Now he’s got a great new series for the very youngest readers, ages 4 and up: Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown. For this series Scieszka has brought in David Shannon, a celebrated children’s book author in his own right (No, David! series of picture books, Alice the Fairy, A Bad Case of Stripes, How I Became A Pirate, more), to illustrate the series.
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 they 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.