Seymour Simon's Book of Trucks

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9780060284732: Seymour Simon's Book of Trucks

Trucks lift, dump, mix, and carry things.

They do all kinds of jobs. Tractors help on farms. Sanitation trucks clean city streets. Some trucks carry houses, or even the space shuttle!

Seymour Simon's pumping, squashing, telescoping tour of these powerful vehicles, with colorful, eye-catching photographs, captures the fire trucks, monster trucks, forklifts, and more-- in action!

Trucks push and pull. They dig and dump.
They sweep and shovel. They carry and crush.
Everyday. Everywhere.Trucks push and pull. They dig and dump.
They sweep and shovel. They carry and crush.
Everyday. Everywhere.

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About the Author:

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 4-This book is full of color photographs of big, shiny trucks, all on the job. In comparing their size and weight to dinosaurs and elephants, the text also emphasizes the vehicles' power and strength. Pictures show these oversized transports hauling logs, moving a house, carrying and dumping heavy construction materials, taking children to school, and carrying gasoline from refineries to gas stations. Simon explains what a semitrailer truck is, and why the drum of a cement mixer rotates while the truck is moving. The exciting photographs, many of them close-ups, will captivate youngsters. Though the sentences are long and the vocabulary sophisticated in places, the visual appeal of this book is very high and the information is clear and equally engaging.
Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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