Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street

Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street

By Mark Lee; Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763658090, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013

Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.
"One ice-cream truck selling everything sweet breaks down and blocks the middle of our street."
If you re a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But what if the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it (now there are two), not to mention a third truck carrying hay? One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind, offering ample opportunity for ogling and counting. And maybe the boy's idea for putting one of the trucks to good use might even save the day

About the Author
Mark Lee is a professional web developer and programmer. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta and is proficient in the use of C, C++, Java, Ruby, PHP, AJAX, MySQL, and JavaScript.

KURT CYRUS is the illustrator of M. T. Anderson's Whales on Stilts, and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Praise For Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street

The large format, bouncy rhyme and increasing mayhem all answer the energetic child's desire for things to be big and loud. However, the book subtly focuses the attention, too, as its captivating illustrations invite careful "reading."