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Miles to go

by Harper, Jamie.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 16 copies
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Summary
Hop in! Neon-bright illustrations depict a delightfully single-minded little driver sure to have readers clamoring to come along for the ride. (Ages 3-6)

"Another day, another drive . . ." So declares Miles, preschooler and car enthusiast. He puts on his seatbelt. Check. He cranks the key. Check. Uh-oh, the horn is broken, but no time to fix it, because--"gotta go!"--Miles is off to school, zigging and zagging past sister's trike and brother's truck. The trip is adventurous indeed, with the neighborhood dog to greet, puddles to navigate, even roads to cross (with Mom close at hand, of course). Jamie Harper's adorable, energetic illustrations and wonderfully childlike sensibility will appeal to every busy little kid who loves things that go.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Accompanied by his mother, Miles drives his kiddie car (so low-tech, it's propelled by feet rather than pedal power) out of the garage to the garden hose for a pit stop, then heads down the sidewalk toward school. He greets a neighbor's dog, stops to mail a letter, and splashes through a puddle, yelling Car wash! Narrowly avoiding collision with an umbrella stroller, he arrives at school safely and parks next to his buddy, Otto. Later, back in Miles' garage, they do some repair work on his car, fixing the horn. Representing preschoolers' everyday, imaginative play with the seriousness it deserves, this tells a simple story in a satisfying way. The distinctive artwork, a collage of mixed media elements including block prints, watercolor, ink, and cut paper, creates a fresh, cheerful look. The front endpapers feature picture maps using bold, black arrows to show the route from Miles' house to the school; reversing the arrows, the back endpapers trace the trip home. A neat little package.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A preschooler aptly named Miles loves to ride his jaunty yellow pedal race car to preschool (with his mother close behind), pretending that the journey is full of tests worthy of the autobahn: "Watch out for the four-wheeler!" thinks Miles as he veers away from a baby in a stroller. Harper's (the Baby Bundt books) collages are high performance all the way: a zippy melange of rubber stamps and other media, they have a cool, three-dimensional feel, conveying the pluck of a wide-eyed but hardcore enthusiast while giving the action scenes an authentic dynamism. When Miles's car "zigs around his sister's trike" and "zags around his brother's truck" in the driveway, readers can almost feel the tilt. And an approaching puddle becomes an opportunity for an impromptu (and very wet) car wash. The text is surprisingly straightforward considering the subject matter, though Harper adds a little drama by saddling Miles with a broken horn and includes subtle nods to the habits of adult drivers ("Red light. C'mon, green," Miles complains, his eyes on the light) that kids and parents will be quick to recognize. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Automobile driving -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobile driving -- Fiction.
Publisher Somerville :Candlewick Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
ISBN 9780763635985
0763635987
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