Animal-vehicle hybrids are on the move by land, sea, and air.
“Some vehicles go VROOM! / Some animals say ROAR! // Put them both together / and find out what’s in store!” Take, for instance, a lion and limousine mashup, with a lion chauffeur driving around lion glitterati, or a tiger-styled train full of tiger commuters speeding down the tracks. “Down beneath the river / swims a SALMON-SUBMARINE. / It glides against the current / as it travels up the stream.” Cow cars “MOOOve” through the farmlands, and monkey mopeds zip through the jungles. There are seal ships and bee blimps and even subway snakes, bat balloons, and bear busses and tractor turtles all full of the animals they resemble. “These passengers had so much fun— / in water, land, and sky. / But the animals ARE ON THE GO… // so HONK / and say ‘Good-bye!’ ” Frost’s couplet-filled, rhymefest of silliness is sure to please young animal lovers and very little vehicle connoisseurs. The candy-bright illustrations, nearly all double-page spreads, are packed with happy commuting animals and were created digitally using painted textures. Additional details, such as baby turtles playing at the beach and accessorized fish, delight.
Vehicular verses with an animal twist: storytime candy. (Picture book. 2-7)