Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck

by Asia Citro (Author) Troy Cummings (Illustrator)

Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

★ .."A 28-page tour de force of a board book. . .it's pure gold." -- Kirkus, starred review

Whoop WHOOSH whoop WHOOSH click clack BUMP! Bright and cheerful illustrations come together with a giggle-worthy variety of noises in this rhythmic tale of a garbage truck's day. The illustrations provide young children with a truckload of opportunities to practice counting 0-5 and to work on beginning inference skills. The story rolls to a gentle close, making it a perfect bedtime choice for little truck fans.

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Publishers Weekly

If a garbage truck told a story, what might it sound like? Citro's titular character does just that, entirely with sound effects: "Rumble Rumble/ Shudder Shudder/ Rattle Rattle Vroom!" Cummings illustrates in thick, chalky lines, rendering the truck with googly headlight eyes and robotlike pincer arms. Along the way, the endearing truck meets other car, human, and animal characters and dutifully backs up to collect garbage from a pajama-clad man. A view of city blocks shows additional trucks making a commotion: "Whir! Bash! Zip! Flump! Slam! Whoosh! Zing!" Citro clearly knows his audience--in one scene, the garbage truck hunkers down, dumping trash from its rear ("Boop boop boop boop boop boop Whoosh!") before rattling off for a snooze in its garage. Ages up to 5. (Oct.)

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"Citro clearly knows [her] audience..."—Publishers Weekly
Asia Citro
Asia Citro has an M.Ed in Science Education and was a classroom science teacher for many years before deciding to stay home full time after the birth of her daughter. She lives near Seattle with her wonderful husband, two awesome children, and two destructive cats. She started writing Fun at Home with Kids in February of 2013 and has since spent many late nights experimenting with new play recipes, sensory materials, and science experiments. She is the author of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: the best and easiest playtime activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com, The Curious Kid's Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-on Activities for Ages 4-8, A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature, and the chapter book series Zoey and Sassafras. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Chicago Tribune, Today, Disney Baby, MSN, King 5 TV, and Highlights, among others. To read about her most recent late night discoveries or to see more photos of her adorable kids at play, visit www.funathomewithkids.com.

Marion Lindsay has always loved stories and pictures, so it made perfect sense when she decided to become a children's book illustrator. She has been awarded the Egmont Best New Talent Award. When she's not illustrating children's books, Marion paints glass and makes jewelry. Find out more at marionlindsay.co.uk. Marion lives and works in Gloucestershire, England.
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Guided Reading Level
Innovation Press
Publication date
October 20, 2018
BISAC categories
JUV009030 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV009110 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Sounds
Library of Congress categories
Board books
Refuse collection vehicles

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