Another rollicking collaboration of Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, in which young daredevil Lauretta puts her brand-new wheelchair to the ultimate test--and saves her brother!
Lauretta's mother takes her to buy a new wheelchair, but Lauretta isn't satisfied with a regular 5-speed or 10-speed model. No, she insists on the 92-speed, silver and gold, dirt bike wheelchair! When she gets a speeding ticket during a one-day tryout, her parents insist that the wheelchair be returned to the store...until Lauretta's older brother has an accident and only one person can whisk him to the hospital on time--Lauretta, in her amazing wheelchair!
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Robert Munsch has written more than forty books, including Lighthouse, Love You Forever, We Share Everything and Alligator Baby. He is Canada's best-selling author and his books are beloved by children, parents, teachers and booksellers alike.From Booklist:
K-Gr. 3. It's time for Lauretta to replace her old wheelchair, and she wants one that is fast--the "92-speed, black, silver, and red, dirt-bike wheelchair" model. Reluctantly, her mother agrees. Soon Lauretta is joyfully zooming down the road. Unfortunately, a policeman issues Lauretta a speeding ticket, prompting her parents to rethink the purchase. Then a household calamity necessitates fast transportation, and Lauretta's chair saves the day. Munsch's high-flying fantasy blends humor, hyperbole, and sound effects set down in large print to evoke both silliness and suspense. Lauretta herself is a spunky kid, whose crutches, leg braces, and wheelchair are part of her character, not the focus. The brightly colored, animated art is almost frenetic; it's full of exaggeration and witty details, such as the wheelchair megamart. But what sets this apart, of course, is the story's refreshing, lighthearted approach and its lively, unstoppable protagonist, who, like many kids her age, dreams of going fast, faster, fastest--on a great set of wheels. Shelle Rosenfeld
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Book Description Scholastic Canada, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0779114329
Book Description Scholastic Canada. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0779114329 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0337547