MONSTER TRUCKS ~
Book review and technical detail MONSTER TRUCKS ~ Anika Denise , illustrated Nate Wragg
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|Title||MONSTER TRUCKS ~|
|author||Anika Denise , illustrated Nate Wragg|
|Category||Children's and Teen|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
These monster trucks absolutely are monsters, and their chase is abiding to get auspicious accouchement on the edges of their seats.A chilling speedway amidst by awful copse and with gravestones in the centermost is the ambience for this balladry tale; mummies, ghosts, witches, and skeletons watch from the stands. Five monster trucks access the race. “Frankentruck is aboriginal to arrive. / With a jump of his cables, he’s alive! He’s alive!” Werewolf Barter croons a tune and howls at the moon, Zombie Truck’s headlights afterglow blooming and he drips diesel, and Ghost Barter has a affably ample appearance that tapers at the aback and a grille shaped like an open, complaining mouth. The aftermost monster barter is Vampire Truck, his amethyst addle-brain shaped like a cape and fangs overhanging his grille. But those aren’t the alone contestants: “out of the pit…with a PUTT and a TOOT / comes a Little Blue Bus, / attractive perky…and cute.” It’s a VW bus (though her “nose” is an M in a amphitheater rather than a VW). Unsurprisingly, it’s the latecomer who comes out ahead, admitting Vampire Barter is hot on her aisle and accessible to alcohol her fuel. Wragg’s acrylic-and-digital illustrations are abundantly aphotic and creepy, abounding with greens, purples, and yellows, and the anthropomorphized trucks absolutely clothing their names. Monster-truck admirers won’t appetite to absence this Halloween showdown. (Picture book. 4-8)
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.
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