John Scieszka'a Trucktown
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Jon ScieszkaThe Chief Mechanic:
Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the author of the best-known, bestselling, and funniest books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

He is also the founder of the non-profit literacy initiative, GUYS READ. Visit Jon online at

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The Art Mechanics:
David Shannon,  Loren Long, and  David Gordon are three award-winning artists who worked overtime drawing, painting, and combining their distinct styles.  They even wore matching coveralls to help bring the world of TRUCKTOWN to life!

David Shannon

David Shannon
David Shannon has written and illustrated numerous award winning picture books including Duck on a Bike, the Caldecott Honor Book No David, How I Learned to be a Pirate, and Good Boy Fergus. David lives with his wife and his daughter in Los Angeles.

Loren Long

Loren Long
Loren Long recently re-illustrated Watty Piperís The Little Engine that Could. He is also the illustrator of Madonna's second picture book, Mr. Peabody's Apples and co-author of the Barnstormers series, as well as the new book Toy Boat. Loren has received two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. Visit him online at

David Gordon

David Gordon
David Gordon is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed The Ugly Truckling and The Three Little Riggs. He has done concept work for Pixar's Toy Story I and II, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., as well as Blue Sky's Robots.