Clang-clang! Clunk! Crunch! A story about a working woman and the big machines kids love! From the best-selling author and illustrator team of Trashy Town.
Hook it, lift it, off the ground
Easy, careful, swing it ‘round.
Phew! Good job.
Crane Jane punches the clock at the dock, then climbs into her tall, tall crane. She’s ready for a day of lifting cargo from ships to dry land. Then comes Jane’s biggest challenge of all—a firetruck! But when high winds send her load swinging, Jane uses all her skill to keep the crane under control. Parents and children can read together the clang-clang! of the crane and toot-toot! of the ships!
Crane Jane is the second book in The Big Jobs, Bold Women series, which introduces young readers to women as leaders in unusual jobs. The first book in the series is Firefighter Flo!
With dynamic artwork from Dan Yaccarino, Nickelodeon character designer for The Backyardians, and energetic verse from Andrea Zimmerman, best-selling author of Trashy Town, Crane Jane is the perfect read for truck and construction-obsessed kids.
About the Author
ANDREA ZIMMERMAN is the author of many beloved series including Trashy Town and Smashy Town, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino; the bestselling truck series Bulldozer Friends, Digger Man, Fire Engine Man, and Train Man; All Buckled Up and All Dressed Up; and Dig! illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. Andrea grew up in Ohio, Utah, New York, and California. She enjoys gardening, going for walks, and visiting museums.
DAN YACCARINO is an author-illustrator who been named to the Texas Bluebonnet list for The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, Kirkus' Best Children's Book List for All the Way to America, The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated List and the Bologna Ragazzi for Every Friday. His picture book I Am a Story is a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016. He's also the creator and producer of several animated series based on his books, Doug Unplugs (AppleTV), Oswald (Nickelodeon), Willa's Wild Life (NBC and Qubo), as well as the character designer behind The Backyardigans (Nickelodeon).
Praise for Crane Jane! (Big Jobs, Bold Women #2)
"With its inspiring female main character, brush with danger, shout-worthy onomatopoeia, and peaceful bedtime conclusion, the story will likely resonate through many repeat readings."—The Horn Book
"It’s great that kids see a woman, especially a woman of color, carry out her job so skillfully and effortlessly in a predominantly male-dominated profession. . . . When it comes to doing heavy lifting, you can count on this tale."—Kirkus Reviews