Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux

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Summary:  Annie is a race car driver.  One evening she puts on her helmet and gloves, climbs into her car, and goes shooting out her bedroom window.  She explores all kinds of environments from the mountains to the desert to the forest to the city, where she encounters a traffic jam.  Speeding up, she finds herself on a race track, where she wins a race before heading home. Annie’s kind of tired from all her driving, and after roaring through her living room, she settles down for a bedtime story with her dad and little brother.  32 pages; ages 3-7.

Pros:  A celebration of imagination with a strong heroine, beautifully rendered illustrations of a wide variety of settings, and a satisfying ending just right for bedtime.

Cons:  It’s not that easy to leave the traffic behind.

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One thought on “Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

  1. I’m a daily reader, and so appreciate these posts! Yesterday, I was able to find VROOM! in time for my weekly readings at my favorite early childhood center. I choose books carefully, and wondered if VROOM! would work for the older classroom (4s and a few 5s ready for Kindergarten) as well as the 2s. It delighted all of the children! Thanks again for the daily reviews!


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