for Toot Toot Zoom! by Phyllis Root and Matthew Cordell
We all know why the bear went over the mountain, but it’s unclear what Pierre, a beret-wearing fox, will see when he journeys up and over the mountain in his red sport coupe. Lonely in his little house, he hopes to find a friend on the other side of the peak. Pierre zips through zigzag hairpin turns, beeping a “TOOT! TOOT!” warning before turning tight corners, but he screeches to a halt when he nearly hits a wandering goat. Inviting Goat to come along on his quest, the pair whiz along until a sheep crosses their path. This stop-and-go story is slightly predictable, but Pierre’s road trip is a fun read-aloud reminder that friends can be found wherever you look. (Ages 3–7)
CCBC Choices 2010. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010. Used with permission.
Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car he will find a friend on the other side of the mountain! On the road he meets Goat, who kindly offers to help. Will the car make it to the top? Will it get safely down? Will Pierre ever find a friend?
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