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Teaching onomatopoeia? Try Rattletrap Car

Rattletrap Car

By Phyllis Roots

An uproarious tale of a family’s trip in a rattletrap car. The rattletrap car doesn’t go fast and it doesn’t go far – and when a family set off to the lake in it one hot day it soon starts to fall apart.

“Completely brilliant… Funny, original and beautifully drawn… Ideal for reading aloud.” The Independent on Sunday

More information at http://www.pivotalkids.com/rattletrap.htm

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