Cabs are resting in a line. Wake up, Taxi. Rise and shine!

It’s the day in the life of a busy taxi cab! There are plenty of passengers to pick up, and they all need a ride – to a football game, a play, a business meeting, an airport and more. Whizzing left, right and through the traffic, Taxi takes on the town and navigates everything the road throws at him. Taxi … stop! Now, Taxi … GO!

With energy and exuberance, Patricia Toht and Maria Karipidou create a detail-rich and happy world that vehicle-loving children will adore.


Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author of Pick a Pine Tree, Pick a Pumpkin and Together With You, all illustrated by Jarvis, All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children’s magazines. She lives in California, USA. Find her online at and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.

Maria Karipidou studied Communication Design, and has since illustrated a number of children's books, working mostly with French and German publishing houses. In 2015, she received the Leipziger Lesekompass Award at the Leipzig Book Fair. She is the illustrator of Angry Cookie and The Lipstick, both written by Laura Dockrill. She currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. Find her online at and on Instagram as @marias_illustrations.


This is sure to appeal to the many young vehicle enthusiasts who will enjoy emulating the taxi’s ‘wee-wooo-weee’ and joining in with the frequent STOP! and GO! instructions as the cheerful, energetic story unfolds.

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There is so much to see in the child-friendly scenes, you will likely need to share this several times to allow your young audience to enjoy the action and linger over all the details.

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