In his fifth vehicular exploration, Light brings eight cars to life with dynamic visuals and playful onomatopoeia.
“The police car goes, WHEEOW WHEEOW WHEEOW WHEEOW WHEEOW WHEEEEEE- oooooow / The old jalopy goes, CHITTYCHITTY KKKKTTT SHPPPTTT CHITTYCHITTY SHPPPTTT.” Next youngsters meet a hot rod, a pickup truck, a monster truck, a sports car, and a taxi on 12-inch-wide by 6-inch-high board pages, a signature element of the series. Rendered in highly saturated colors and loose lines, the cars whiz over textured roadways against white backgrounds. The animated text in a variety of types, sizes, and colors gives hints as to how it should be read, but grown-ups sharing it with little ones may want to rehearse first. There are fun, vocabulary-building, teachable moments to be had here with the inclusion of the jalopy and even, on the last page, the car of the future which goes, “WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TODAY?” And the toddler response will, of course, be: “Again!”
Make some vroom for this one on your shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)