Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka
(Jon Scieszka's Trucktown)

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Jack Truck and his best friend Dump Truck Dan are spending the day doing their favorite thing... Smashing and Crashing throughout the whole town! Along the way the meet up with their friends and give us a rollicking tour! But when a mysterious shadow falls and a strange voice calls, is the duo in trouble? Or has a new friend come to town to join in all the smashing fun.
 

About Jon Scieszka

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Jon Scieszka, who runs point on the investigation, is one of the world's best-loved, bestselling, and well-known children's authors. The very first UN Ambassador of Children's Literature, Jon is also a Caldecott Honor recipient whose books have been translated into 14 languages and have sold millions around the world. Contributors include John Green, Sara Shepard, Lauren Oliver, Lauren Myracle, Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortes (authors of Go the F*ck to Sleep), Maureen Johnson, Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Rebecca Stead, Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snickett), Mo Willems, Dave Eggers (not YA but still a suspect), and countless other bestselling and award-winning authors.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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These were busy books, verbally and visually (Scieszka’s frequent collaborator Lane Smith illustrated both with hyperactive whimsy), and they positioned Scieszka as a sort of Dave Eggers for the Lego set — smart, sarcastic, knowing, silly.

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The friends help Monster Truck Max stack orange-and-white oil drums, and they assist baby-pink Gabriella Garbage Truck (who has a teddy bear tied to her front bumper) in building a pirate fort from an old boat.

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Common Sense Media

With bright colors, oversized wheels, and big personalities, super-energetic duo Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan hit the road, looking for smashing and crashing.

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The Tudor Book Shop and Cafe, Kingston, Pa., is ending its 32-year reign sometime in March, according to the Citizen's Voice.

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The book follows two aimless young vehicles, Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan (best friends, Jack and Dan), as they stalk from one awkward and irrational social scene to the next.

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