About The Author:
Peter Stein is managing director for greeting cards at Portal Publications. He has been an award-winning writer in the social expression industry for 19 years and has written numerous gift books, including Age Is Nothing Attitude Is Everything. Peter lives in Petaluma, Calif., with his wife and two children.
Special Features:Publishers Weekly vol. 258 iss. 05 p (c) 01/31/2011
This homage to the exuberant picture books of the 1960s (think P.D. Eastman) celebrates autos with unabashed pleasure. "Black car, green car,/ nice car, mean car,/ Whoa! Bizarre car!" Staake (The First Pup) creates a ludicrous menagerie of highly unconventional automobiles with dome windows, rocket engines, feet along the bottom like millipedes, and checkerboard doors, piloted by humans and animals of every age and stripe. (Noah's Ark even gets an automotive makeover, and the aforementioned "bizarre" car is adorned with wings, an umbrella, a jack-in-the-box, and a Viking helmet.) Black roads crisscross the pages, telephone wires obscure the view, and the roar of traffic is almost audible. Traffic jams, breakdowns, construction, carsickness ("Rusty, dusty,/ hunk-of-junk car./ Stinky, yucky,/ smells-like-a-skunk car")—none of it fazes Stein, who's unapologetic about the degree to which American society is dominated by cars. He even issues an invitation: "Fun drive, sun drive,/ Got-to-run drive!/ Dream drive, cool drive.../ Someday YOU'LL drive!" Add in the book's interactive seek-and-find dimension, and readers won't need much temptation to join a world that's this full of action. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)
|Author:||Bob Staake Peter Stein|
Please Note -
* We sell only NEW book and do NOT sell old or used books.
* The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are not added by BookAdda.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher / distributor.
BookAdda (www.bookadda.com) is a premier online book store in selling books online across India at the most competitive prices. BookAdda sells fiction, business, non fiction, literature, AIEEE, medical, engineering, computer book, etc. The books are delivered across India FREE of cost.