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Its tires are over five feet tall. It is as heavy as an elephant. And it can jump, race, and crush like a monster! It’s a monster truck! Whether racing over ramps, plowing through mud, or crushing cars, monster trucks are the biggest and baddest trucks out there! The bestselling and award-winning team that brought you Choppers! and Motorcycles!, author Susan E. Goodman and photographer Michael J. Doolittle, show readers how these beasts came to be, how they work, how they get ready for a show, and some of the exciting tricks that only monster trucks can do. This action-packed Step 3 Step into Reading beginning reader is filled with you-are-there color photographs! Informative and fast-paced, this book is perfect for boys and girls who love everything on wheels! .

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Susan E. Goodman

To write my nonfiction books for kids, I have had a lot of adventures. I've flown onto the polar icecap with the Air Force, shared a bathroom with a tarantula in the Amazon, and spent three days at a Monster Truck rally without ever buying fried dough. Which was the hardest? I'll let you guess.

My book All in Just One Cookie was an ALA Notable and On This Spot was a Washington Post Best Picture Book of its year. It's a Dog's Life and How Do You Burp in Space? share seven State Book Award nominations between them.

My latest book was illustrated by the wonderful E. B. Lewis. The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial is about an African American family who, over 160 years ago, had the courage to take the city of Boston to court for having segregated schools.

Besides writing for kids, I speak at conferences, schools, and libraries and teach writing for children at Lesley University's MFA program. Visit me at www.susangoodmanbooks.com.

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