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Clarence was just a muddy pickup. One day there was a big storm, and lightning zapped the car wash. Now Clarence has a secret: Water turns him into MIGHTY TRUCK!

Mighty Truck is super strong, super fast . . . and a super fun babysitter!

When Hattie's bulldozer cousins Zip and Beep visit Axleburg, Clarence offers to watch them on his day off. Zip and Beep play tag, kick the can, and jump jumper cables - but no matter how fast they zoom, Zip and Beep just don't run out of gas! How can Clarence keep up with these wheely energetic youngsters?

Sounds like a job for Mighty Truck!

Mighty Truck: Zip and Beep is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

About the Author

Chris Barton

I'm the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18) , both illustrated by Don Tate.

My new books in 2016-17 include 88 Instruments (illus. by Louis Thomas) , Mighty Truck: Muddymania! (illus. by Troy Cummings) , Book or Bell? (illus. by Ashley Spires) , and Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion (illus. by Victo Ngai) . I visit schools by the score and also love speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and my fellow writers.

I'm married to novelist Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girls, How Not to Be Popular) , and we live with our family in Austin, Texas, where I have advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with independent bookseller BookPeople. For more information about me, please visit www.chrisbarton.info.

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