cover image RATTLETRAP CAR


Phyllis Root, , illus. by Jill Barton. . Candlewick, $6.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2007-3

Each time their car breaks down a family member improvises a solution, making ingenious use of a beach toy and car snacks. According to PW , this tale offers "plenty of rhythmic repetition and nonsense words," while the "high-spirited watercolors [convey] a sense of humor." Ages 4-8. (May)