ARE WE THERE YET?
Dandi Daley Mackall, , illus. by Shannon McNeill. . Dutton, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-525-47095-3
The two tykes in this rhyming, rhythmical picture book heighten the familiar lament of road trip veterans with much melodrama: "It's too hot!/ It's too cold!/ Pretty sure I'm growing old!/ Look! My sandwich/ turned to mold!/ Are we there yet, Mom?" Mackall (the I'm Not Afraid series) includes typical activities—watching cows, smelling something skunk-strange, singing endless songs—but at each turn of the page, the children's woes differ slightly. On one page, it's "Slimy fingers,/ Smelly feet," and on another, it's "Whooshing air,/ Trucker's stare,/ There went brother's underwear." McNeill (
Reviewed on: 05/05/2003