HOW FAST CAN YOU GO? by Kate Riggs

HOW FAST CAN YOU GO?

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Age Range: 2 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This simple book about transportation will introduce toddlers to wagons, bicycles, cars, rockets and more.

Each page features a hand-lettered sentence introducing a mode of transportation in a simple, yet descriptive way—from “A Wagon rolls on the sidewalk” through “A TRAIN click-clacks along a track” to “A Rocket roars way up high.” The digital illustrations—appealingly rendered in a color palette restricted to shades of black, gold and blue—convey a sense of motion and fun. The scenes are populated by a few, varied human characters (all apparently Caucasian), and most incorporate a goofy dog and smug-looking cat tagging along for the ride. The transportation tour ends with a challenge toddlers will readily take up—“How FAST can you go?”—illustrated with a full-out race scene; a girl speeds along on a bike, long hair blowing in the wind and kitty firmly ensconced in her basket, while a boy runs furiously behind her, arms pumping hard, eyes shut in concentration and eager dog at his heels. Combine the simple text—which incorporates apt, interesting vocabulary—with the appealing subject and dynamic illustrations for a guaranteed toddler treat.

Great for a transportation-themed storytime or one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 2-4)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-56846-253-0
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: Creative Editions/Creative Company
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2014




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