Buster the Little Garbage Truck
by Marcia Berneger
Buster is a sweet little garbage truck. He can't wait to grow up to be a big truck, just like his father. Buster practices driving and lifting and beeping with his friend, Kitty. There's one small problem. Loud noises frighten Buster. When his father takes him to the truck yard to meet the other vehicles, their air-horn blasts and roaring engines send Buster skidding away to hide. He wants to be big and brave, but how can he work with Daddy and his friends when their loud sounds scare him? Buster feels terrible. When Kitty gets into trouble, little Buster musters up his courage to save her.
- Dewey: E
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585368945): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 9 (h), © 2015, 04/01/2015
- PDF (9781633621343): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 9 (h), © 2015, 04/01/2015
- Hosted ebook (9781633621572): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 9 (h), © 2015, 04/01/2015
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 0-4 - Age 6
- Suggested Reading Level: Grade 1
- Lexile® Measure: 520
- Guided Reading Level: J
- ATOS Reading Level: 2.6
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 173967
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play (JUV051000)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings (JUV039050)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship (JUV039060)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance (JUV039140)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks (JUV041030)
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Author: Marcia Berneger
Marcia Berneger taught first and second graders and children with learning challenges. She now devotes her time to writing. Buster: The Little Garbage Truck is her first picture book and is dedicated to one of her students who loved trucks! Marcia lives in the San Diego area.
Illustrator: Kevin Zimmer
As a child, Kevin could not resist drawing on any available scrap of paper or napkin. Greatly encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion for illustration, he attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the past 20 years his love for character development, dynamic compositions, and playing with color and light has come through on multiple products such as children’s books, magazines, and greeting cards, as well as an occasional napkin.
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