by Phyllis Root
The internal rhymes, alliteration, and creative car sounds make a perfect read-aloud. The watercolor illustrations are full of action as the rattletrap car bounces off the road and seems to rush off the page. The words for the car sounds bounce, too, in their larger, uneven fonts. The illustrations contribute humorous detail capturing the family’s alternating despair, inventiveness, and glee at moving again.
3 excellent Library/Classroom Suggestions
Lesson Idea on using onomatopoeia
Examples of Art by Jill Barton