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Roll into one little boy's make-believe traffic world, filled with flashing lights, zooming cars, whirring helicopters, and racing fire engines. He's turned records into rotaries, shoe boxes and books into highway ramps, crayons into lane markers, and dandelions into trees. It's a world where imagination rules and creativity abounds.

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Overview

Roll into one little boy's make-believe traffic world, filled with flashing lights, zooming cars, whirring helicopters, and racing fire engines. He's turned records into rotaries, shoe boxes and books into highway ramps, crayons into lane markers, and dandelions into trees. It's a world where imagination rules and creativity abounds.

With its bouncy rhyming text and bright illustrations, this book is perfect for every preschooler who loves planes, trains, and automobiles. It's a bold introduction to how vehicles stop . . . and go!

A young boy creates an imaginary world filled with zooming cars, flashing traffic lights, and racing fire engines.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-In this fun and lively presentation, a youngster sets up his toy vehicles and action figures to show busy traffic patterns, a train crossing, tolls, a fire engine responding to a call, and road-condition reports from the helicopter overhead. The flowing text rhymes and has a good pace and rhythm, which makes it an ideal read-aloud for transportation fans. The illustrations are bright and full of detail. Children will have plenty to peruse and will go back again and again to catch everything they missed. The story will definitely spark their imaginations and can also be used to encourage creative play.-Lisa S. Schindler, Bethpage Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A toddler plays king of the world as he maneuvers his toy vehicles around the track. Not only does he report traffic, he creates it. Enhanced with a toy robot, baseballs, chess pieces, a teddy bear and pencils, the track is multilevel, varied and propped up with stacks of books and shoeboxes. Included are trucks, trains, helicopters, buses, fire engines and of course, traffic lights. All this is conveyed, in great majority, by the illustrations that offer a bird's eye view of the workings of a child's clever imagination. The rhyming tempo is simple and straightforward, covering several automotive modes of transportation and their trappings: "Red lights flash. / Rail cars roll. /At the booth, / pay a toll." Simply put, this is geared toward the youngest of car-crazy kids. The artwork is lively and rendered in thick, eye-catching colors with active strokes that provide a sense of motion. Not exactly Go Car, Go, but, nonetheless, a blithe and youthful lap read. (Picture book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547544212
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 39 MB
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Meet the Author


ANASTASIA SUEN is the author of many children's books, including Subway and Window Music. She lives in Plano, Texas.

KEN WILSON-MAX is the talented and innovative illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including 101 Trucks by Sam Williams and his own Little Red Plane. He lives in London.
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