Are We There Yet? by Dandi Daley Mackall

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That great American tradition, the family car trip, gets its due in this picture book packed with verse as bouncy as a rumble seat on Route 66. Families will chuckle over the familiar bugaboos of long-distance driving-punctuated, of course, by that universal backseat refrain. Sis and little brother spar, Mom and Dad belt out golden oldies, pup can't keep his fleas to himself . . . and how did that underwear get out the window, anyway? It's enough to give the most patient passenger ants in the pants!

With rhymes that roll right along and funny, exuberant illustrations, this read-aloud is a perfect addition to any summer-vacation book bag.

Illustrated by Shannon McNeill.

About Dandi Daley Mackall

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Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of many books for young readers. Shannon McNeill has illustrated several picture books, and her artwork has been called "a delight" by Booklist.
Published May 26, 2003 by Dutton Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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/ Here we go!” Smiles of anticipation and the usual backseat games of Bingo and mooing at each cow quickly give way to the behaviors that accompany small, enclosed spaces filled with family members.

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A young chimp is doubtful that there's a baby inside his pregnant mother's stomach, and with good reason: "I was in there once, four years ago.

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The artist varies the compositions with back seat close-ups of the whining pair and overviews of the yellow car traveling a green road map—with telescoped vignettes of the children perspiring or huddling under a blanket.

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