CARS AT PLAY by Rick Watson

CARS AT PLAY

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Cars play games, eat snacks, get dirty, and have to take baths in this rhymed look at how cars like to have fun. Apparently cars like to play just as children do. Crossing over one another on raised highways, they are playing leapfrog. Police cars waiting for speeding cars are really playing hide-and-seek. Slipping down an icy road, they are going ice-skating, and refueling at the gas pump, they are really having snack time. Simple shapes in blocks of color capture the essence of each vehicle; most have a smiling face with headlight eyes and minimal details. Bright combinations of color for roads, racetracks, parking lots, and bridges enliven the scene. The bold text twists and slants to follow the activity on each page adding to the visual interest of the story. This might be just the story to read to children faced with a long car ride. After hearing this, they will not view the passing cars in the same way. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-399-23599-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2002




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