Roll into one little boy's make-believe traffic world, filled with flashing lights, zooming cars, whirring helicopters, and racing fire engines. He's turned records into rotaries, shoe boxes and books into highway ramps, crayons into lane markers, and dandelions into trees. It's a world where imagination rules and creativity abounds.
With its bouncy rhyming text and bright illustrations, this book is perfect for every preschooler who loves planes, trains, and automobiles. It's a bold introduction to how vehicles stop . . . and go!
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ANASTASIA SUEN is the author of many children's books, including Subway and Window Music. She lives in Plano, Texas.
KEN WILSON-MAX is the talented and innovative illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including 101 Trucks by Sam Williams and his own Little Red Plane. He lives in London.
PreSchool-K–In this fun and lively presentation, a youngster sets up his toy vehicles and action figures to show busy traffic patterns, a train crossing, tolls, a fire engine responding to a call, and road-condition reports from the helicopter overhead. The flowing text rhymes and has a good pace and rhythm, which makes it an ideal read-aloud for transportation fans. The illustrations are bright and full of detail. Children will have plenty to peruse and will go back again and again to catch everything they missed. The story will definitely spark their imaginations and can also be used to encourage creative play.–Lisa S. Schindler, Bethpage Public Library, NY (School Library Journal)
PreS. "Red light, stop. Green light, go. Cars and trucks drive to and fro." Once again, Suen offers a winning picture book that uses minimal, rhyming language to convey the rhythms of speed and motion. Wilson-Max adds a story in his bold, jellybean-colored acrylic paintings that show a boy playing with an elaborate model highway system, the tracks propped on books, the lanes demarcated with pencils, helicopters and vehicles moving through town. In a few scenes, shown right at street level, it's easy to forget that the lines of urban traffic are only make-believe. As in Peter Sis'Fire Truck (1998) and Dinosaur (2000), this bright, action-filled book beautifully captures the fluid borders between the real and imagined in children's play. (Booklist - Gillian Engberg)
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Book Description Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, NY. USA, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Wilson-Max, Ken (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing. Bookseller Inventory # 009849
Book Description Gulliver Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152025820