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Zoom along with a fast-as-lightning roller coaster in this awesome picture book from author/illustrator Marla Frazee.
In large, brisk illustrations that showcase a group of amusement park-goers riding "The Rocket," Frazee shows all the thrills of being on a "very big and very noisy" ride. After waiting in a giant line to get past the height checkpoint, a few adventurers hop aboard the next car and make their way up the hill: "S-l-o-w-l-y the train is pulled up the hill by a chain. Clickity, clackity. Clickity, clackity. Up. Up. Up." Down they all come with a "WHOOSH!" and head around the bends until the car comes to a stop, everyone piles out, and "at least one of them is planning to ride the roller coaster again."
A sleek book that will leave young readers aching for roller-coaster excitement, this is one rip-roarin' read! Frazee's artwork taps into the speed of the ride, and the nameless characters are fun to watch from page to page (particularly the macho guys who wind up getting the sickest). A great read-aloud that will keep any kid elated. Matt Warner