Buckle up and start your engines!
Paul Collicutt once more shows his reverence for machines of travel in a simple, inviting survey of different kinds of cars for very young enthusiasts. While the concise text describes how cars differ from one another in size, speed, and usage, the real star is the artwork, executed in a Technicolor palette with the dramatic energy of WPA-era poster art. Cars from all periods of history are featured - from horse and buggy to space-age sound-barrier breakers - and illustrated endpapers depict notable, labeled models from around the world.
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Paul Collicutt is the author and illustrator of three previous picture books: This Train, a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, This Plane, and This Boat. He lives in Sussex, England.
reSchool-Grade 2-Brightly colored artwork and an intriguing array of cars make this book a standout among the many offerings available on the topic. The examples include a toy racer that "loops-the-loop," a solar-powered automobile, and the Lunar Rover. Each one is featured as part of a realistic-looking, full-page scene. In one illustration, a pit crew repairs a drag racer, while in another, jump-suited mechanics tinker with a lift-bound sedan. The automobiles are presented in pairs that reinforce simple concepts. A car that "pulls a trailer" is coupled with one that "pushes snow." A red convertible "drives over water," while an amphibious vehicle "drives through water." Featuring metallic shades of gray, blue, and red and lots of shiny chrome, the art captures the power and potential of these machines. The background details will help children to put the cars into context, and to think about how they are used in daily life. Painted snapshots of many more examples, complete with model name, year, and country of origin, decorate the endpapers. Transportation buffs and fans of the author's This Plane (2000) and This Train (1999, both Farrar) will not be disappointed.
Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal
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