The Spooky Tire

The Spooky Tire

For Ages: 4 - 6
Trucktown gets spooky just in time for Halloween.

Rev your engines for another Ready-to-Roll in the New York Times bestselling program!

Melvin has a flat tire. When he rolls into a spooky graveyard, he finds just what he needs: a new golden one. But as soon as he puts it on, he hears a spooky voice calling after him, “Who took my golden tire?” Melvin speeds home and hides under his tarp. The ghost follows him. The spooky voice gets closer and closer...Who could it be?
  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 24 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416941422 | 
  • August 2009 | 
  • Grades P - 1 | 
  • Lexile ® 340L
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About the Author

Jon Scieszka
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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.