The Wheels on the Race Car

The Wheels on the Race Car

by Alexander Zane, Alex Zane, James Warhola
     
 

Best-selling artist James Warhola and author Alex Zane have created a fun, read-aloud picture book with rhyming text and wonderfully amusing illustrations inspired by the song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS.

"Racers start your engines! The drivers in the race car yell, 'Go, go, go! Go, go, go! Go, go, go!' The drivers in the race car yell, 'Go, go, go!' at the starting

Overview

Best-selling artist James Warhola and author Alex Zane have created a fun, read-aloud picture book with rhyming text and wonderfully amusing illustrations inspired by the song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS.

"Racers start your engines! The drivers in the race car yell, 'Go, go, go! Go, go, go! Go, go, go!' The drivers in the race car yell, 'Go, go, go!' at the starting line."

Get ready for a rambunctious race car adventure by best-selling artist James Warhola and author Alex Zane. Here at the racetrack, animals are busy from start to finish zipping, zooming, and zizzing. See if you can keep up with these daredevils and their fans as they race to the finish line with text inspired by the song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-"Racers-start your engines!!!" And the cars are off to a flying start in this variation of the perennially popular song "The Wheels on the Bus." Brightly colored vehicles driven by a menagerie of animals zoom around the track, stop for a quick tune-up ("zizz-zizz-zizz"), and fill up with gas ("glug-glug-glug") before zipping back into the race. Each verse highlights an action or a sound that is related to racing, e.g., "The checkered flag goes SWISH-SWISH-SWISH." The hectic pace of the participants, including the pit crew, is energetically illustrated through unique perspectives, the use of motion lines, and plenty of exhaust fumes. This action-packed book begs to be read aloud and will surely add a bit of excitement to storytimes and one-on-one readings.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
It is immediately clear that this is a new spin on an old favorite. That in no way detracts from the fun of this child-paced thriller, however. The setting is a racetrack abuzz with hundreds of jostling animals. The drivers and fans are a vast array of wildlife from moose and rhinoceros to dog and penguin. In fact, by eyeing the crowd, the reader will see almost every kind of animal represented, including the odd warthog. Illustrated in dizzying perspectives, the drivers zip around the track in their colorful race cars (the sponsors appropriately chosen to reflect their animal-turtle mobile homes, rhino battery charger) jockeying for position until the last breathless moment when the winner crosses the finish line as "The checkered flag goes Swish-Swish-Swish." Even the end papers are replete with hand motions to accompany the song. The illustrations are full of funny details, so there is much to look at, but there's no clutter. This illustrated tune will enhance any child's library and sit cozily next to its predecessor until it takes off again. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439590808
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 12.08(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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