SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
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SUPERTRUCK

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it’s Supertruck to the rescue!

In this metropolis, a cadre of brave trucks fixes electrical lines, extinguishes fires, and tows buses in need. But the garbage truck? He “just collects the trash.” That is, until a snowstorm hits the town and he becomes Supertruck. With his mighty snow plow, he clears the roads all through the night. And in the bright, clear morning, the other trucks are left to wonder about the identity of the “mighty truck who saved them.” Exciting, one-sentence-per-spread text is reminiscent of a Superman cartoon narration. (This is no coincidence; in his secret identity, Supertruck wears Clark Kent–style glasses.) In combination with crisp graphics and bold colors, the text makes the story accessible to young readers, while the sophisticated digital illustrations will appeal to all. Using a cool palette, Savage exploits shapes and colors to create interesting imagery and atmospheric environments for the truck that show that collecting trash is just as heroic as powerfully plowing through snow.

A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-59643-821-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Neal Porter/Roaring Brook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2014




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