Toot Toot Zoom!by Phyllis Root, Matthew Cordell
Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car — toot, toot, zoom! — he will fi nd a friend on the other side of the mountain! On the road —/b>
A funny, fast, and noisy tale about finding friends where you least expect to is the perfect vehicle for reading aloud.
Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car — toot, toot, zoom! — he will fi nd a friend on the other side of the mountain! On the road — SCREECH! — he meets Goat, who kindly offers to help. And that, says Pierre, is exactly the sort of thing his friend will do when he finds him! Up, up they zoom, collecting an amiable Sheep and Bear along the way. Will the car make it to the top? Will it get safely down? Will Pierre ever find a friend? Phyllis Root’s wry, cumulative story revs readers up with BIG sound words, while Matthew Cordell's energetic illustrations and a fun, dynamic design keep them happily strapped in for the ride.
Pierre, a red fox, lives alone at the foot of a mountain. One day he drives off in his little red sports convertible, hoping to make a friend on the other side. Children must turn the book sideways to fully appreciate the spreads showing a "sky-high mountain" with a spiral road. They will love vocalizing "toot! toot! screech!" at each of the cumulative encounters Pierre has as Goat, Sheep, and Bear join in the quest. Although no one lives on the other side of the mountain, a satisfying conclusion marks several successful friendships. The quartet settle down together in a house that incorporates pieces of the car. A large font with generous spacing between the lines adds much to the book's pleasing design. The spirited cartoonlike illustrations are done in ink and watercolor. Front endpapers show Pierre driving alone; final endpapers picture him riding with his three new pals. Expect requests for repeated readings.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
- Candlewick Press
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- 8.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Phyllis Root is the author of more than thirty books for children, including LOOKING FOR A MOOSE, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, and the BOSTON GLOBE—HORN BOOK Award—winning BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. She lives in Minneapolis.
Matthew Cordell has illustrated several books for children. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
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