Meet Clarence, a rickety old truck who goes from average to awesome when an unexpected trip through a mysterious truck wash transforms him.
Superman has his glasses, Batman has Bruce Wayne, and the Mighty Truck has dirt and grime to keep his cover! In Clarence’s first book as the “Mighty Truck” in this new series through HarperCollinsPublishers, he is transformed into the town’s powerful hero from a little truck when his coat of grime gets rinsed away in a car wash. His new-found powers come with an uncanny superhero knack of running into other machines who are in desperate need of help. The “Mighty Truck” pulls a friend from the mud, rescues a kitten, and stops a loose beam from destroying Axleburg; all in a day’s work. As our friend has become coated in his old armor of dirt after his heroic day, his friends are none the wiser that Clarence is, in fact, THE “Mighty Truck” who is now the talk of the town!
It’s a bus. It’s a crane….No, it’s a Mighty Truck. Fans of Disney’s Cars and Thomas the Tank Engine will love this action-packed picture book, illustrated by Troy Cummings and written by bestselling author Chris Barton (of Shark vs. Train)! Local Austinites like our family get excited to discover our own hometown Austin hero, Chris Barton, and his awesome new children’s series and check out his other best-selling books noted below. Gear up for the next Clarence tale and see what adventures await our four wheel friend who insists that help is only a wash away. Love!
About the Author: Chris Barton (www.chrisbarton.info) really wheely loves writing books such as bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Silbert Honor book The Day-Glo Brothers, and Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet. Chris and his family live in Austin, Texas. Yee-haw!
About the Illustrator: Troy Cummings draws the way he drives: fast, loose, and failing to come to a complete stop at intersections. He has written/illustrated a truckload of books, including Giddy-Up Daddy! and the Notebook of Doom series. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, with his nice family and mean cat. Ha!
List Price: $ 17.99 (Currently on sale through Amazon Prime for $12.23)