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Amazing Pop-Up Trucks

Amazing Pop-Up Trucks

Fall 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 3 & Up
Author: Robert Crowther
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0763655877
Hardcover Price: $17.99

Featuring some of the largest, most awesome vehicles to travel our streets and highways, Amazing Pop-Up Trucks appeals to page-turners of many ages. Young children will be "wowed" by the sheer size and detail of the pop-ups. Fluent readers will be equally fascinated by fun facts about the trucks' size, weight, speed, and capacity that are hidden under flaps or appear in sidebars on each page.

Five large vehicles-a car transporter, a concrete mixer, a monster truck, a garbage truck and a truck train-dominate each of five scenes. Colorful, well-articulated pop-ups created by master paper engineer Robert Crowther invite close observation. They demonstrate not only how the trucks look in 3-D, but also how they work. Pull a tab to see a monster truck run over a car in its path. Follow garbage from kitchen counter to waste bin to trash collector to landfill. Discover how cars are loaded onto a car transporter, and learn why a cement mixer is constantly rotating on its way to a construction site.

Amazing Pop-Up Trucks offers entertainment and educational value for curious young minds. What children discover in this book will surely enhance their next encounter with one of these giant vehicles.

Pamela Pease   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Pamela Pease is a designer, author, educator, and founder of Paintbox Press. She has created pop-up books about Macy's Parade and the Tour de France, as well as award-winning series of books on architecture and design for kids.

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