Cover image for Monster trucks : tearing it up
Title:
Monster trucks : tearing it up
Author:
Howell, Brian, 1974-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Company, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Do you know what it's like to drive a truck that is as big as an elephant? Despite their giant size, monster trucks can pull off soaring jumps, flips, and other epic stunts. These trucks compete head-to-head to reveal the fastest and the most agile of them all. Events such as the Monster Jam World Finals keep the crowds on the edges of their seats. Enter the Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone to learn about the history, mechanics, rules, and the trailblazing drivers connected to monster trucks.
Language:
English
Contents:
History of monster truck racing -- Monster truck mania! -- The trucks -- The drivers.
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 162691.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.3 4 Quiz: 63593.
ISBN:
9781467721202
Format :
Book

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Do you know what it's like to drive a truck that is as big as an elephant? Despite their giant size, monster trucks can pull off soaring jumps, flips, and other epic stunts. These trucks compete head-to-head to reveal the fastest and the most agile of them all. Events such as the Monster Jam World Finals keep the crowds on the edges of their seats.

Enter the Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone to learn about the history, mechanics, rules, and the trailblazing drivers connected to monster trucks. You'll learn:
* How race organizers create a track with plastic, plywood, and lots of dirt.
* What gear and strategies drivers use to protect themselves.
* Who pulled off some of the wildest moves in monster truck history.
* What it's like to crush a row of cars beneath a monster truck's enormous tires.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-With scenes of soaring, crashing, speeding vehicles, these books' covers will easily convince young readers to give them a try. The readable prose has plenty to offer as well, with straightforward introductions to each sport. There's a surprising amount of detail in the simply written text, supplemented by excellent graphics and photos. Each volume offers a spread that clearly labels the main features of each vehicle; for example, paddle tires with deep grooves help mud-encrusted trucks race faster. Readers will learn about rules and strategy, races and venues, as well as the origins of the sport. Anecdotes and quotes enliven the text, with thumbnail sketches of participants ranging from well-known rally car driver Travis Pastrana to George Toone, who is blind but participates in antique tractor events. These well-written books will appeal to a wide audience. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.