This rhyming, lift-the-flap title teaches little ones the meanings of various road signs and signals.
Short, rhyming lines with catchy rhythms set the pace for this rollicking road trip: “Let’s take a ride. Here’s your seat! / We’ll drive down this: One way street!” Pictured on this initial spread are the happy little red-and-yellow car that will be the book’s central character and a large one-way-street sign. The rhymes continue, telling the story of the car as it moves through the city encountering new signs and signals, each of which is a sturdy flap that, when lifted, reveals text that explains what the sign means and completes a rhyming couplet. The little car encounters red, yellow, and green traffic lights, a stop sign, a railroad-crossing sign, a school-crossing sign, and more before finally arriving at its destination, which is, appropriately, a playground. The simple text scans well, and the vibrant, fanciful illustrations help keep the journey upbeat and interesting.
A well-designed and -executed outing, this interactive adventure is a trip little ones will want to take again and again. (Board book. 2-4)