Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom!: Patterns (MathStart 1 Series)


The yellow cars beep! The red cars vroom! As Molly plays with her big brother?s toy cars, readers will see and recognize patterns, an essential first step in learning to reason from the specific to the general. But can Molly put the cars back in the right order before her brother returns?

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The yellow cars beep! The red cars vroom! As Molly plays with her big brother’s toy cars, readers will see and recognize patterns, an essential first step in learning to reason from the specific to the general. But can Molly put the cars back in the right order before her brother returns?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This fine offering introduces the concept of patterns. Kevin has red, yellow, and blue cars that he always lines up in a special way on his shelf. His little sister Molly wants to play, but is told she is too young. Of course, she takes a turn the second Kevin leaves the room. Overhearing the "vrooming, crashing, and beeping," Dad and Mom remind her that she must put the cars back on the shelf exactly the way Kevin left them. This allows her several opportunities to arrange the vehicles in different ways. This clever book not only gives young readers the opportunity to identify color patterns, but also has the added bonus of a repetitive story, complete with sound effects. Whenever the children play with the cars, some variation of the refrain "VROOM VROOM zoomed the red cars. BEEP BEEP honked the yellow cars. CRASH CRASH banged the blue cars" ensues. Primary-color cartoon illustrations depict the family, a playful pooch, and plenty of toy-car action. Two concluding pages provide discussion questions and activities to reinforce the math as well as a few suggestions for further reading. However, many children will enjoy this book simply for the story and the colorful pictures.-Jackie Hechtkopf, Rose Ruth Freudberg Memorial Library, Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064467285
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: MathStart 1 Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 73,073
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

Chris L. Demarest, illustrator of many children's books, including Firefighters A to Z, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, Mayday! Mayday!, T. Rex at Swan Lake, and the Supertwins series, lives in Claremont, New Hampshire.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Great book

    All boys LOVE lining up their little cars and this book really teaches the fun of patterns and the fact that GIRLS can love cars too! Great for ages 2-5

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

    Great for kids

    When my son was little he loved this book. The pictures were colorful and exciting.To a little boy, what better way to get his attention than with cars. It was so much fun watching him get involved in the sequence of the book. He could always tell me the pattern and which car color would come next before I turned the page. My son was in the preschool age when we would read this book. I highly recommmend it. Preschool to kindergarten was a great age for this book.

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