Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, illustrated by Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Strollercoaster: Ringler, Matt, Third, Raúl the, Bay, Elaine:  9780316493222: Amazon.com: Books
Strollercoaster by Matt Ringler, Raul the Third, Elaine Bay, Hardcover |  Barnes & Noble®

Summary: “There’s a time each and every day when the inside feels too small for Sam…”  That’s when it’s time for a strollercoaster ride.  Faster than you can say “toddler meltdown”, Sam’s dad picks her up, straps her in her stroller, and is off.  It’s a wild, high-energy run around the neighborhood, through streets and parks, over bridges, and through tunnels.  Finally, “the breeze slows, the wheels squeak, the brakes squawk,” and the ride is over.  And just in time, as both Sam and Dad crash on the couch for an afternoon nap.  32 pages; ages 2-7.

Pros:  So much energy in the words and the cram-packed psychedelic illustrations from Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay, whom I think we can all agree should get some Caldecott recognition.

Cons:  I would have gone with stroller coaster, not strollercoaster.  Maybe stroller-coaster?

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