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TRUCKS GO by Steve Light Kirkus Star

TRUCKS GO

By Steve Light (Author) , Steve Light (Illustrator)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6542-5
Publisher: Chronicle

“The garbage truck goes, / burbaba burbaba burbaba / screech beep-beep-beep / crunch crunch / CRUNCH.” Text on the left of each stretched-out, semi-proportioned spread gives way to a gorgeous truck silhouette on the right, brilliant watercolors against negative space with just enough detail to make each image pop. Smoke belches, yellow headlights and red taillights gleam. Slightly oval-shaped black tires hover just over the horizon line, lending a terrific sense of movement to the whole. From garbage truck through box truck, auto carrier, tanker, fire engine, tow truck, cement mixer and finally horse trailer, each muscular machine moves from left to right, the orientation granting the whole visual unity. The onomatopoeic text lends itself to deliciously growly out-loud readings. A rumbustious success in every way. (6 mos.-2)