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Calling All Cars
     

Calling All Cars

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by Sue Fliess, Sarah Beise (Illustrator)
 

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Big cars, small cars, let's call ALL cars! This bouncy text explores the wonderful world of cars zipping up, down, fast, and slow. A perfect basic concept books for eager young learners from the author of Tons of Trucks. Then cruise into bedtime!

Rest cars, Hush cars
No more rush, cars.
Cars pull in, turn off the light.
Sweet dreams,

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Big cars, small cars, let's call ALL cars! This bouncy text explores the wonderful world of cars zipping up, down, fast, and slow. A perfect basic concept books for eager young learners from the author of Tons of Trucks. Then cruise into bedtime!

Rest cars, Hush cars
No more rush, cars.
Cars pull in, turn off the light.
Sweet dreams, sleepy cars...goodnight!

Filled with vibrant art, adorable animal characters, and cars of all kinds from love bugs to the demolition derby, Calling All Cars is for every child who loves to read about things that go! Surprise bonus — follow one long road throughout this vividly imagined world and don't miss the hidden clues in the artwork!

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"Automobiles galore in this ode to the particular set of pleasures and miseries that occur in a world full of cars.... Each double-page spread offers a surplus of amusing sights: three pigs in a convertible, a kitten chauffeuring a royal pair of lions, love-struck snakes hugging and tugging their cars too close together. Beise's digital illustrations pop with vivid colors." - Kirkus Reviews

"Fliess's punchy rhymes mimic the speed and energy of the cars being described, making for a lively read-aloud...Young car enthusiasts will enjoy the ride through this zippy, robust picture book." - School Library Journal

"Does your summer hold a road trip close to home or far away? If so, pack this lively travel companion for your tot. Sue Fliess's rhyming text pairs beautifully with Sarah Beise's whimsical illustrations. Whether "fast cars, slow cars" or "way-down-low cars," there's a vehicle for every occasion and sensibility. Race cars, vans and convertibles head for the beach or zip around the track. The drivers ratchet up the humor, since they are all cheery critters, including a large rabbit family with a suitcase-laden automobile. This book should get excellent mileage with the little ones." - Washington Parent

School Library Journal
02/01/2016
PreS-K—This aptly named picture book features an extensive assortment of cars and their zany animal drivers. The book depicts travelers driving to the beach, over mountaintops, past a demolition derby, and through snow, among other locales. The cars include typical vehicles like yellow taxis and limousines as well as more eccentric automobiles like "circus-clown cars," "rainbow-bug cars," and "starry-view cars." The text zips along with rhythmic gusto until the day is finally done and the cars become more subdued and park for the night at a campsite or in a garage in a quiet suburban town. This successful collaboration combines brisk and spirited writing with bold, effervescent pictures and will have wide appeal to young readers. Fliess's punchy rhymes mimic the speed and energy of the cars being described, making for a lively read-aloud, while Beise's illustrations are jam-packed with brightly colored cars, animated characters, and expansive backgrounds, with each picture taking up a two-page spread. The winding road that runs through each illustration passes seamlessly from one page to the next, leading readers through a buzzing, busy world of cars. VERDICT Young car enthusiasts will enjoy the ride through this zippy, robust picture book.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
2015-11-25
Automobiles galore in this ode to the particular set of pleasures and miseries that occur in a world full of cars. The fun begins with a white rabbit clad in purple clothes. "Big cars, small cars, / let's call ALL cars!" the rabbit bellows into a megaphone, as a highway full of animal-driven cars twists around a group of soft blue, bright green, and sunny orange buildings. Each double-page spread offers a surplus of amusing sights: three pigs in a convertible, a kitten chauffeuring a royal pair of lions, love-struck snakes hugging and tugging their cars too close together. Beise's digital illustrations pop with vivid colors. Lots of curves and circular shapes make up the varied landscapes, providing a sense of momentum to the whole endeavor. At times, Fliess' sing-along wordplay enlivens a scenario. Full of "traffic jam cars," "honking horns and changing lanes," the rhyming couplets bounce off the page, and small pictorial details continue this playful gesture. Yo-yos and crayons blend in with trees and shrubs, as A-B-C building blocks stack up beside buildings. The final image zeroes in on a young child clutching a car in bed, ending the call on a quiet note. All in all, it's an infinite loop of automotive joys interwoven with a rather charming narrative. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492618812
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
03/01/2016
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,324,668
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD200L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Sue Fliess is the author of more than a dozen children's books, including the popular Tons of Trucks and Robots, Robots Everywhere! Her background is in copywriting, PR, and marketing, and her articles have appeared in O the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Writer's Digest, and more. Her Oprah article was chosen for inclusion in O's Little Books of Happiness (March 2015). Sue lives with her family and a Lab named Charlie in Northern Virginia. Visit her online at suefliess.com.

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Calling All Cars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This easy to read book about cars is reminiscent of the Dr. Seuss book, One fish, two fish. The illustrations are cute and illustrate the words well. The story is written in a rhyming form and depicts cars in various forms. My grandson loved the pictures and the words, he picked them up very quickly and was reciting them along with me. I would definitely recommend this book to parents of toddlers, especially those who love cars. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review