Published by Farrar Straus Giroux
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.