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Early Readers – Snow Trucking

The trucks of Trucktown are delighted when it snows and snows and snows. It’s a snow day! They have fun messing around in the snow, dumping it here and there, having snowball fights, and sliding around. At the end of the day the trucks realize that in amidst all of their playing, they have completely cleared the roads of snow.

Jon Scieszka is a man on a mission. He wants to get boys reading. To that end, he has created an entire franchise of books about trucks, on the grounds that boys love trucks. There are several picture books about his Trucktown, and now there are early readers as well.

This book identifies itself as a “Ready to Roll” Level One. There are very short sentences, often no more than two or three words. Only one or two sentences are on each page, making it appropriate for readers who are only just beginning to read on their own. The illustrations are colorful, with lots of shading and detail. They are consistent with the illustrations from the picture book series (which is not always the case when making the jump from one readership to another.)