Let's Go!

Let's Go!

by Jane Chapman
     
 
Small children mesmerized by vehicles and big machines will find more than their fill in this bright, bustling board book with lengthening pages.

LET'S GO! Oh, no, there’s a traffic jam! How many vehicles are in the way? Let’s see - there’s an ambulance, a garbage truck, a tractor and trailer hauling hay. Then a fire truck, a camper, a bus,

Overview

Small children mesmerized by vehicles and big machines will find more than their fill in this bright, bustling board book with lengthening pages.

LET'S GO! Oh, no, there’s a traffic jam! How many vehicles are in the way? Let’s see - there’s an ambulance, a garbage truck, a tractor and trailer hauling hay. Then a fire truck, a camper, a bus, a big rig, and - that explains it - a long car carrier with a flat tire. For kids who love things that go, a traffic jam can be pure joy!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
With die-cut pages that grow progressively larger, Philippe Dupasquier matches nine different colored pencils, one to a spread, with corresponding animals, including a cardinal, yellow butterflies and pink flamingoes in Red Blue Color Zoo. The penultimate page depicts a flock of black bats. Two titles by Jane Chapman follow the same format: Let's Go! and Let's Build! In both books, a different vehicle appears on successive die-cut pages, each larger than the last. The first title, for example, begins with a single motorcycle and ends with a car carrier loaded with four Volkswagen Beetles.
Children's Literature
The light is green but the man on the yellow scooter isn't going anywhere. Traffic jam! What is holding up the line of cars? In this shaped board book, successively larger die-cut pages reveal each vehicle stuck at the light. On each page-turn, the motor scooter inches forward as he passes an ambulance (empty, one hopes), a garbage truck, a farm tractor towing a bale-filled trailer, a fire truck, a camper pulled by an SUV, a bus, and a big rig. The last page shows the cause of the traffic tie-up-an auto carrier with a flat tire. At last, the scooter scoots ahead. Primary hued cars and trucks idle against different colored backgrounds. The brief text is positioned on uncluttered space in an easy-to-read font. Young motorists will enjoy looking at the various drivers, pets, and passengers who wave from their windows. The companion to Let's Build is a fun, interactive book. 2003, Candlewick, Ages 2 to 5.
— Candice Ransom

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763620400
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/20/2003
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
18
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 5.13(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Chapman is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including ONE DUCK STUCK and ONE TINY TURTLE. Of LET'S GO! and LET'S BUILD!, she says, "I was inspired by my two-year-old son, who is obsessed with all things related to transportation. I wanted to do a book that had lots of detail in the pictures and not too much text, and in preparation I did a tractor-driving course and even drove an excavator! I ended up putting members of my family in the pictures - my husband is in there, driving various things."

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