The Smash-Up Crash-Up Derby by Tres Seymour

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While visiting the fair, a child describes the most exciting event -- the demolition derby and its surprise winner.

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TRES SEYMOUR was born in Kentucky and spent his childhood in Tennessee. He is a prolific author of books for young readers, including "Jake Johnson: The Story of a Mule, illustrated by Martha Gray Carrington; "Our Neighbour is a Strange, Strange Man, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop: "Hunting the White Cow, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin; and we "Played Marbles, illustrated by Dan Andreasen. He now lives in Kentucky and works as a National Park Service ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.
Published March 1, 1995 by Orchard Books (NY). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author punctuates his rhythmic-and occasionally rhyming-text with an onomatopoetic cacophony: ``The fun about the derby/ is the WHACK and SCREECH and/ WHUMP and HISS and/ THUMP and POP and/ BANG!'' Schindler's slightly loopy artwork expands upon the energy of the story and injects extra humor.

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