Big Yellow Taxi by Ken Wilson-Max

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An interactive, die-cut yellow taxicab book invites young readers to lift sturdy cardstock parts in order to check the engine, fasten seat belts, steer the car, check the meter, and go through a car wash.
 

About Ken Wilson-Max

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Rebecca O'Connell says, "In eleven years as a librarian, I've led more than 2,000 story times. The rhythm and pacing of a read-aloud got into my head and came out as "The Baby Goes Beep."" Ms. O'Connell lives in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, son and three cats. Ken Wilson-Max says, "When I first read "The Baby Goes Beep" text, I immediately liked its liveliness and sense of fun. Then I worked out my vision of the baby's day. Mr. Wilson-Max trained as a graphic designer in Zimbabwe, where he was born. He now lives in London, where he illustrates picture books in a variety of formats.
 
Published February 1, 1996 by Cartwheel Books (Scholastics). 14 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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ready to roll Paper engineering meets mechanical engineering in Big Blue Engine, Ken Wilson-Max's brilliantly colored interactive book, die-cut in the shape of a freight train engine.

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The view from the steering wheel puts the reader in the driver's seat, but first the oil must be checked with a tiny paper dipstick, and the gas tank filled using a nozzle attached to the pump with yarn hose.

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