Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

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"A picture book that passes the fun test with flying fizz." — BOOKLIST

It’s hot. Hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it doesn’t go far — but with the help of some razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz, a beach ball, a surfboard, and a three-speed, wind-up, paddle-wheel boat, they’re off to the lake where it’s cool, cool, cool! Phyllis Root’s wonderfully inventive wordplay and Jill Barton’s spirited, expressive illustrations make this a read-aloud road trip to remember.

 

About Phyllis Root

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Phyllis Root says this story is based on "all the rattletrap cars I've ever driven!" Jill Barton says she often draws on her memories of her grandfather, a farmer, when illustrating stories set in the country.
 
Published March 5, 2001 by Walker Books Ltd. 33 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Poppa turned the key, brum brum, brum brum.

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Each time their car breaks down a family member improvises a solution, making ingenious use of a beach toy and car snacks.

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Each time the car breaks down—which Root evokes with a rousing and ever-growing chorus of onomatopoeia—a family member improvises a solution, making ingenious use of a beach toy and car snacks.

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I have not yet got bored with it either, part of the attraction being that it is rather short, the total reading time does not exceed five minutes.

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