Rattletrap Car

By Phyllis Root
Illustrated by Jill Barton

"Here’s a happy story hour choice. . . . A picture book that passes the fun test with flying fizz." — Booklist

It’s hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it doesn’t go far. . . . Inventive wordplay and expressive illustrations make this a readaloud road trip to remember.

  • This noisy and tasty big book is perfect for reading aloud in group environments and classrooms.
  • Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1992.

About the author

Phyllis Root has written many books for children, including "Big Mama Makes the World" and "Hop!". She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended Valparaiso University.

About the illustrator

Jill Barton studied illustration at Manchester Polytechnic and has illustrated many children's books including "The Pig in the Pond" (Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal), and "Lady Lollipop". She lives in Devon.


2002: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9780763641399
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2009
Dimensions: 338 x 406mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $49.99
New Zealand RRP: $52.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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