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Rattletrap Car

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Publisher Comments:

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

Its 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 doesnt go fast, and it doesnt 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, theyre off to the lake where its cool, cool, cool! Phyllis Roots wonderfully inventive wordplay and Jill Bartons spirited, expressive illustrations make this a read-aloud road trip to remember.

Review:

"Will the family's rapidly deteriorating jalopy survive the ride to the lake? Junie, Jakie, the baby and Poppa are so set on a swim to cool off that they're determined their rattletrap car won't disappoint them. 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. When the floorboard falls off with a 'Whumpety Whomp!,' Jakie 'put his surf board on the car and he stuck it on tight with chocolate marshmallow fudge delight.' Not only does the family make it to the lake, but they make it back home again as well, with a refrain of 'flippita fluppita/ fizzelly sizzelly/ wappity bappity/ lumpety bumpety/ clinkety clankety/ bing bang pop!' As in their What Baby Wants, Root and Barton prove that they know how to convey mounting comic mayhem. Root builds her narrative house of cards with plenty of rhythmic repetition and nonsense words, while Barton's sunny, high-spirited watercolors demonstrate that, with a sense of humor, it is possible to move the world — or at least a broken-down Tin Lizzie. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Junie, Jake, Poppa, and the baby want to go to the lake, but can they make it in their rattletrap car? Root's inventive wordplay and Barton's spirited illustrations make this a read-aloud road trip to remember. Full color.

Synopsis:

CN

Synopsis:

Junie, Jake, Poppa, and the baby all want to go to the lake, but their rattletrap car may not make it. This clever book incorporates inventive wordplay and spirited, expressive illustrations, making it an ideal read-aloud book. Full color.

About the Author

Phyllis Root says this story is based on "all the rattletrap cars Ive ever driven!"

Jill Barton says she often draws on her memories of her grandfather, a farmer, when illustrating stories set in the country.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763620073
Author:
Barton, Jill
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Barton, Jill
Author:
Barton, Jill
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Lakes
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
cars;family;summer;problem solving;transportation;car;picture book;beach;automobiles;rhythm;onomatopoeia;sound;travel;fiction;humor;fix
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.44x9.24x.20 in. .47 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763620073 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Will the family's rapidly deteriorating jalopy survive the ride to the lake? Junie, Jakie, the baby and Poppa are so set on a swim to cool off that they're determined their rattletrap car won't disappoint them. 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. When the floorboard falls off with a 'Whumpety Whomp!,' Jakie 'put his surf board on the car and he stuck it on tight with chocolate marshmallow fudge delight.' Not only does the family make it to the lake, but they make it back home again as well, with a refrain of 'flippita fluppita/ fizzelly sizzelly/ wappity bappity/ lumpety bumpety/ clinkety clankety/ bing bang pop!' As in their What Baby Wants, Root and Barton prove that they know how to convey mounting comic mayhem. Root builds her narrative house of cards with plenty of rhythmic repetition and nonsense words, while Barton's sunny, high-spirited watercolors demonstrate that, with a sense of humor, it is possible to move the world — or at least a broken-down Tin Lizzie. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Junie, Jake, Poppa, and the baby want to go to the lake, but can they make it in their rattletrap car? Root's inventive wordplay and Barton's spirited illustrations make this a read-aloud road trip to remember. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , Junie, Jake, Poppa, and the baby all want to go to the lake, but their rattletrap car may not make it. This clever book incorporates inventive wordplay and spirited, expressive illustrations, making it an ideal read-aloud book. Full color.
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