From the Series Megafast
Climb into the cabs of the world’s fastest trucks. They may be big, but these machines can really move! Roar off in the three jet engines of the Shockwave—powered to 376 mph (605 km/h)! Ride in the Banks Sidewinder Dodge Dakota, which set a world record at 217 mph (349 km/h)! Go off-roading in the fastest off-road terrain conqueror, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Colorful illustrations capture these swift, powerful beasts on the road and off, while interesting text features highlight jet propulsion, turbocharging, and great truck racers past and present.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.3|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||181180|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Starred Reviews, and Table of contents|
“An insanely joyful collection. . . . Brio meets absurdity on steroids in this dramatically illustrated [book]. . . . With considerable panache, Farndon bestows these beasts with their very own brand of beauty.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: John Farndon
John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.
Illustrator: Jeremy Pyke
After a nine-year stint in the Royal Air Force as an airframes technician, Jeremy Pyke decided to launch a new career as a freelance illustrator. He started as an airbrush artist in 1988. He lives in the UK.
Illustrator: Mat Edwards
UK-based illustrator Mat Edwards has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He began his career working in art studios, becoming a freelance artist in 1992, and carved a flourishing career that continues right up to today.