Everything happened on that ride to Grandma's. The whole family should enjoy this rollicking chronicle of a typical family trip. The exasperation of Father, the small boy obstinacy of little brother Buddy, who starts off determined to include his great big dump truck in the overloaded family station wagon, Mother's loss of her wallet, Judy's hunger while her mother and father argue about where to picnic, running out of gas and holding up traffic, the road under construction and the apex of the trip for little Buddy, when the car was stuck in mud, all sound a familiar note. Beth Krush has done illustrations that seem to roll right along with the passengers -- through small town America, with TV antennae on the rooftops, over the highways, up steep declivities, with stops at deserted gas stations to a final exhausted halt at their destination with hot food and hospitality soothing the wounds of travel. The illustrator complements beautifully the talents of the author for a satisfying story illustrated with rare draughtsmanship. Uniquely American.