Monster Trucks (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780062345226, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
“Monster-truck fans won’t want to miss this Halloween showdown.” —Kirkus
“Full-throttle Halloween fun.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Readers will delight in this lively read-aloud story with a clever and surprising twist at the end—perfect for Halloween and year-round!
Ready, set, go! The monster truck race is on in this frightfully delightful picture book. On a spooky speedway, Monster Trucks moan! Monster Trucks grumble! Monster Trucks groan!
Join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck, and more as they race to the finish line. But one of these trucks isn’t quite who you think.
“In the energetic rhyming text…the action never stops.” —The Horn Book
“A quick seasonal storytime selection that is sure to be popular around Halloween. Monstrous fun!” —School Library Journal
About the Author
Anika Denise is a children's book author and poet. When not writing tales of vroom and doom, she can be found zipping around her hometown of Barrington, Rhode Island, in her Monster Minivan or reading not-so-scary stories with her husband and three kids.
Nate Wragg is the illustrator of Monster Trucks by Anika Denise, At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman, and many other titles. He’s an art director, an illustrator, and now a three-star banana chef. Nate lives in Southern California with his beautiful wife and their wonderful daughter. You can visit him online at www.n8wragg.blogspot.com.
Praise For Monster Trucks…
— Kirkus Reviews
“Wragg creates some wicked vehicular hybrids...and eerie green skies and yellow moonlight set the stage for full-throttle Halloween fun.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In the energetic rhyming text…the action never stops. Vivid colors and textures give the cartoony acrylic and digital illustrations a bold and lively (despite the undead) look.”
— The Horn Book
“Bright, bold illustrations bring characters like Zombie Truck, Frankentruck, and Werewolf Truck to life....with lots of movement in the text and on the pages, this is a quick seasonal storytime selection that is sure to be popular around Halloween. Monstrous fun!”
— School Library Journal