Everything Goes: On Land

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Cars and trucks and bikes and trains!

Rvs and construction vehicles too!

Everything goes

Ride along with Henry and his dad as they visit the big city and check out all the amazing vehicles around them.

Full of mini-story lines, endless seek-and-find activities, and hundreds of funny details, Everything Goes: On Land is an interactive book ...

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Overview

Cars and trucks and bikes and trains!

Rvs and construction vehicles too!

Everything goes

Ride along with Henry and his dad as they visit the big city and check out all the amazing vehicles around them.

Full of mini-story lines, endless seek-and-find activities, and hundreds of funny details, Everything Goes: On Land is an interactive book that provides hours of fun!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Illustrator Biggs's first solo outing launches a transportation-based series with a cartooned survey of vehicles that populate the roads and rails. Using the framing device of Henry and his father driving to pick up Henry's mother at the train station, Biggs (the Brownie & Pearl series) creates a series of bustling landscapes full of vehicles, real and whimsical, which provide conversation fodder for father and son. Every few pages, Henry's questions prompt Biggs to break from the journey and zero in on a specific vehicle's components and capabilities, providing just enough detail to satisfy budding gearheads ("When you turn the key in the ignition, the battery sends a jolt of electricity to the motor that starts the car"). While it's too early to declare Biggs the next Richard Scarry or Martin Handford, this series has plenty of potential: Biggs has a cheery cartooning style that's reminiscent of R. Crumb and ideal for populating his oversized pages with a multitude of players and detail. With running visual jokes and mini-narratives adding to the fun, Biggs gives readers lots to take in and enjoy. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Once you embark on this wild interactive journey, don’t expect to get home for quite a while."
Betsy Bird
“Everything Goes: On Land is sort of the perfect gift book for a child, any child, regardless of a predisposition for vehicular transportation or not.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Once you embark on this wild interactive journey, don’t expect to get home for quite a while.”
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Scores of cartoon-y line drawings of vehicles cover the end pages, hinting at the massive amount of more detailed information offered inside. On the first textless page, a young boy joins his father in the family car. Again without words, we follow the car through a series of smaller illustrations flowing into a busy double page title page. Then the double pages begin to overflow with a sequence of traffic jams alternating with information about individual vehicles from cars and trucks to RV"s, trains, and buses. Minidramas with speech balloons scattered about add comic relief as the car proceeds through town. The visuals maintain a lightheartedness that enhances the ease of accessing the valuable information provided regarding each separate vehicle. A fully packed double fold gate adds more details to the cityscape. Things quiet down as the car arrives at the station to pick up the mother of the family. Then it is time to stop for a cherry swirl cone and drive back home again. This is the first in a series of "Everything Goes" books. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—As they travel from their suburban home through busy city streets to pick up Mom at the train station, Henry and his dad observe bikes, cars and vans, motorcycles, RVs, service vehicles, and finally trains. This oversize book's double-page cartoons bustle with visual pep. Following the busy street scenes, Dad explains a type of vehicle in depth. Henry learns basically how a motor works and what amenities an RV offers. There's a continuing game for readers to find a bird wearing a hat. Fun and learning are ideally balanced in this engaging trek that will be revisited umpteen times before every tidbit of labeling, conversation, and oddity is discovered in this wealth of urban wheels.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061958090
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 581,771
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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