I’ve missed you these past few days. My lupus took a strange turn. First, the medication which controls flare-ups caused eye damage and I had to stop taking it. Now, two weeks later, it is catching up to me and my hands have been too painful to write. But I think things are back on track. My body has adjusted and hopefully flares will be minimal if at all.
So, on this 28th day of June, officially Paul Bunyan Day, I have a couple of board books to delight your youngest readers.
First up: Cars Go
Transportation Board Books Series
Written and Illustrated by Steve Light
Chronicle Books 4/05/2016
20 pages Ages 3—5
“START YOUR ENGINES . . .
“Rev up your reading with eight noisy cars, as they HONK, CLANK, VROOM, and ZOOM their way through this lively book!” [back cover]
Little boys in the car stage—which lasts a lifetime—will go crazy for this book. Cars Go is a thick board book of an unusual size. When open, Cars Go is two feet—2 FEET!—of colorful, noisy vehicles, busy driving down nearby streets. Can you hear them?
- “WHEEOW, WHEEOW!” rings out the siren on the police car, chasing the villain through busy streets.
- A taxi wizzes by, with its passenger holding on for dear life. “SHREEEEK! HONK! HONK!”
- “CHITTYCHITTY KKKKTT SHHPPPTTT!” What kind of car could this be?
Cars Go will fire up young children’s imaginations and love of reading. The pages are extra thick for little hands that sometimes play rough, and are ready to withstand crashes and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The watercolor illustrations capture the cars vividly going about their drive, be it racing the streets or taking a leisurely Sunday drive. The onomatopoeia will have kids, and those adults along for the ride, imitating a favorite engine in no time.
Cars Go will thrill any young child who love cars. These wonderful, much-wanted vehicles are in a showroom just waiting for the right little boy or girl to take them for a spin. Cars Go, and the other books, will help instill a love of reading early on when children are most receptive. Most of all, Cars Go will have young imaginations spinning.
CARS GO. Text and illustrations copyright © 2016 by Steve Light. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.
Find Cars Go on Goodreads HERE.
Reprinted with permission from CARS GO © 2016 by Steve Light, Chronicle Books, Illustrations © 2016 by Steve Light.
Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved
by Steve Light
Chronicle Books 4/05/2016
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