Author(s): Phyllis Root
This is a fast-moving, funny tale about finding friends where you least expect. Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car - toot toot zoom! - he will find a friend on the other side of the mountain! On the road - SCREECH! - he meets Goat, who kindly offers to help. And that, says Pierre, is exactly the sort of thing his friend will do when he finds him! Up, up, they zoom, collecting an amiable Sheep and Bear along the way. Will the car make it to the top? Will it get safely down? Will Pierre ever find a friend? Cars, smashes and shout-aloud driving words will make this a sure-fire hit with young boys. This is a clever cumulative tale, told with Phyllis Root's characteristic verve and perfectly complemented by Matthew Cornell's lively cartoon-inspired art.
Phyllis Root is the author of numerous books for children, including Sam Who Went to Sea (9781844285570), Lucia and the Light (9780763622961) and Big Mama Makes the World (9780744573824). She teaches a writing class, and loves to read, camp and sail in her spare time. She lives in a 100-year-old house in Minnesota, USA, with her family. Matthew Cordell has illustrated several books for children. Toot Toot Zoom! is his first book for Walker. He lives with his wife in the suburbs of Chicago, USA.