Buster the Little Garbage Truck

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 520L
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Guided Reading Level J
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585368945), PDF (9781633621343), Hosted ebook (9781633621572)
Copyright 2015
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 9
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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.

Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color illustrations