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The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Broken Road

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the number 1 car spotter in the village – maybe even the world!

The road through No. 1's village is full of holes. There are no cars for No. 1 to spot and no customers for Mama Coca-Cola's roadside cafe. Mama Coca-Cola tries to get the road fixed but she fails. Grandfather says, "No. 1, you have a No. 1 brain. Use it to fix the road." What can a small boy do? On Cousin Homework's wedding day, No. 1 still hasn't come up with a solution, but he does figure out a way to get everyone to the wedding. And when Mama Coca-Cola asks him to sell her goat at market, he returns home with two goats instead. Finally he has a brilliant idea – one he is sure will get the road through his village mended.

  • The fifth book in this upbeat, humorous and very charming series about a young African boy, set in Africa.
  • Atinuke is a world-renowned oral storyteller and the author of the popular Anna Hibiscus series.
  • Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence.

About the author

Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. She works as a traditional oral storyteller in schools and theatres all over the wolrd. Atinuke is the author of two children's book series, The No. 1 Car Spotter and Anna Hibiscus. She lives with her two sons on a mountain overlooking the sea in West Wales and supports the charity SOS Children's Villages.

About the illustrator

Warwick Johnson Cadwell lives by the Sussex seaside with his smashing family and pets. Most of his time is spent drawing or thinking about drawing, but for a change of scenery he also skippers boats.

ISBN: 9781406343465
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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