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Two Tough Trucks

by (author) Corey Rosen Schwartz & Rebecca J. Gomez

illustrated by Hilary Leung

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Cars & Trucks, General, Friendship
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k


Do you have what it takes to be a tough truck? Rev up those engines with Hensel and Gretel authors Corey Rosen Schwartz & Rebecca Gomez and Will Bear Share? creator Hilary Leung!


Two trucks off to school for their first day of class.One riding the brakes. One hitting the gas.Mack and Rig couldn't be more different.One loves the fast lane. The other, the off-ramp.But when they're forced to pair up on their first day of school, can Mack and Rig figure out a way to get along and learn what it really means to be a tough truck?Get ready to vroom and zoom your way to fun and friendship with these two lovable and tough trucks!

About the authors

Corey Rosen Schwartz is an author of many rhyming picture books for children, including The Three Ninja Pigs, Ninja Red Riding Hood, and Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks, all illustrated by Dan Santat. She lives in Warren, New Jersey, with her two kiddies and her incredibly patient husband. Visit her online at

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Rebecca J. Gomez has been writing stories and poems for kids since she was five years old. She also loves to hike, draw, and play games with her husband and their three children. She also coauthored What About Moose? and Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks with Corey Rosen Schwartz. She lives in Nebraska, but you can visit her at

Rebecca J. Gomez's profile page


Hilary Leung est auteur, graphiste, illustrateur, joueur d'ultimate et papa. Il est le co-créateur des livres de la série Ninja, cow-boy et ours présentent. Hilary habite à Toronto avec sa famille.


Hilary Leung is a Toronto-based designer and illustrator. Several years ago, Hilary self-published his first picture book, The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear. More recently he's worked on projects for Story Planet, a nonprofit organization that encourages young people to create and tell their stories. When not creating, Hilary can be found at home playing with his two awesome children. You can find out more about Hilary at

Hilary Leung's profile page


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz:"This standout version has so much motion, action, and laughs, kids will feel like they're hearing it for the first time. Schwartz's clever rhyming text flows nicely." -- Booklist"A fractured fairy tale to outcharm the original, 'The Three Ninja Pigs' manages to one-up the well-worn story by setting it in Japan, sprinkling it with the language and discipline of martial arts. All in hilarious, impeccable rhyme." -- The New York Times Book Review"For young martial arts fans seeking a lighthearted book about their hobby, Schwartz's story should fit the bill... The idea of three gi-clad pigs fighting the big bad wolf is a winner." -- Publishers Weekly"A standout among fractured fairy tales, masterfully combining rollicking limerick verse with a solid story." -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung:*"Clear, endearing, and important." -- Kirkus Reviews starred reviewPraise for Will Bear Share? by Hilary Leung:* "A clear and winning guide to a key social grace; share and repeat as necessary." -- Kirkus Reviews starred reviewPraise for Will Sheep Sleep? by Hilary Leung:"Leung handsomely colors the pages in woodgrainlike textures and in striking shades, including jade green and dusky rose. Readers will be pleased that when Sheep finally sleeps (after counting his friends dressed in wool), there's room for a bit more fun." -- Publishers Weekly

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