RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT by Yumi  Heo

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT

by ; illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 4
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: June 30th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-545-74463-8
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2015




MORE BY YUMI HEO

ChildrenFLABBERSMASHED ABOUT YOU by Rachel Vail
by Rachel Vail
ChildrenLADY HAHN AND HER SEVEN FRIENDS by Yumi  Heo
by Yumi Heo
ChildrenTEN DAYS AND NINE NIGHTS by Yumi  Heo
by Yumi Heo

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenLITTLE BLUE TRUCK by Alice Schertle
by Alice Schertle
ChildrenSIGN OFF by Stephen  Savage
by Stephen Savage
ChildrenMY LITTLE CAR by Gary Soto
by Gary Soto