Smash! Crash!

Smash! Crash!

By Jon Scieszka; David Shannon (Illustrator); Loren Long (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416941330, 34pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008


Welcome to Jon Scieszka's Trucktown, a brand-new preschool/kindergarten series that will come in more shapes, sizes, and formats than you can shake a bumper at. It's a world where all the characters are trucks, all the stories are action driven, and boys and girls can imagine themselves in all their crazy, loud, funny, creative, excited, full-throttle glory! It's a world where we work at play, and we play at work...and no one's afraid to get dirty or be LOUD! And it all kicks off with Smash! Crash! Best friends Jack and Dan are spending their day doing what they do best - smashing and crashing! All the while a strange shadow is following them around every corner...Who is this new addition to Trucktown? What does she want? Rhythmic, rollicking text will get kids' motors running and horns honking with each refrain! This is a book that begs to be read again and again!

About the Author
Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to You'll be glad you did.

David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including "Duck on a Bike", the Caldecott Honor Book "No David!, How I Learned to be a Pirate", and "Good Boy Fergus". He is also one of the collaborative illustrators in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Smash, Crash!", and the author of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!", the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book "The Stinky Cheese Man", and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.