Vroom!

by Barbara McClintock

Annie puts on her helmet and gloves and takes off on an imagination-fueled journey... read more

Annie puts on her helmet and gloves and takes off on an imagination-fueled journey in her race car. Past quilted farm fields, over mountains, through a forest, across a river, and into a city, she ends up on a racetrack before turning off “onto a familiar road that led to a familiar house.” She accelerates through the front door, right past her dad and younger sibling, up the stairs, and into her room in a story that ends with Annie, her dad, and the baby, all white, curled up on her bed with its car quilt cover, reading a book about … you guessed it, cars. A spare yet engaging narrative is set against matte paintings of Annie crossing changing landscapes, and punctuated by moments of visual humor. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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