Uncle Wizzos New Used Car

Rodney A. Greenblat, Author, R. Greenblat, Author
Rodney A. Greenblat, Author, R. Greenblat, Author HarperCollins $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-022097-6
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
For Jimi and Jodi, accompanying Uncle Wizzmo on his annual expedition to purchase a new used car is always a treat: one trip through these zany pages will show why. The ride to the car lot is filled with diverting attractions, including the town of Snookersburg, Burgerworld (where Uncle Wizzmo treats his niece and nephew to french fries) and finally the booming metropolis of Fleeberville--home of Turnpike Larry's used car lot. Larry, ``a friendly sort of guy,'' shows them some wild four-wheeled contraptions, including a car that looks like a turtle, one that resembles a bunny and even one shaped like a bowl of fruit. Finally, Uncle Wizzmo makes his choice (a more conventional model), and the car-buying adventure ends for another year. In his first picture book for children, Greenblat displays a rich--and extremely colorful--imagination. Youngsters will get a kick out of the silly vehicles, and may even beg their parents to check out Turnpike Larry's selection before buying the next family car. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
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