THE CRAZY CRAWLER CRANE by Mittie Cuetara

THE CRAZY CRAWLER CRANE

and Other Very Short Truck Stories
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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Cuetara follows Terrible Teresa (1997) with a collection of four-frame, two-page stories about the trucks, buses, cherry- pickers, and other heavy machinery toddlers love. The stories are fast-paced and always pointed: “Yak yak!/Ouch, smack!/Bad luck!/Tow truck” is the tale of woe befalling a driver too intent on his car phone. Other stories involve a cat-up-the-tree fire-truck rescue, an excavator with an appetite for dirt, a tribute to garbage trucks, a paean to delivery vans, and more. Cuetera’s cartoonish kids add just the right amount of zing to these tales. For preschoolers and their love affairs with big rigs, this collection is a valentine with treads. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-525-45951-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1998




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