From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–In this fun and lively presentation, a youngster sets up his toy vehicles and action figures to show busy traffic patterns, a train crossing, tolls, a fire engine responding to a call, and road-condition reports from the helicopter overhead. The flowing text rhymes and has a good pace and rhythm, which makes it an ideal read-aloud for transportation fans. The illustrations are bright and full of detail. Children will have plenty to peruse and will go back again and again to catch everything they missed. The story will definitely spark their imaginations and can also be used to encourage creative play.–Lisa S. Schindler, Bethpage Public Library, NY
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PreS. "Red light, stop. Green light, go. Cars and trucks drive to and fro." Once again, Suen offers a winning picture book that uses minimal, rhyming language to convey the rhythms of speed and motion. Wilson-Max adds a story in his bold, jellybean-colored acrylic paintings that show a boy playing with an elaborate model highway system, the tracks propped on books, the lanes demarcated with pencils, helicopters and vehicles moving through town. In a few scenes, shown right at street level, it's easy to forget that the lines of urban traffic are only make-believe. As in Peter Sis'Fire Truck
(1998) and Dinosaur
(2000), this bright, action-filled book beautifully captures the fluid borders between the real and imagined in children's play. Gillian EngbergCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved