Books for Preschoolers – Rattletrap Car

Rattletrap Car
Written by Phyllis Root
Illustrated by Jill Barton

From the Book

“Poppa turned the key, brum, brum, brum, brum. Clinkety clankety bing bang pop! They were off to the lake in their rattletrap car. They didn’t go fast and they didn’t go far when…”

About the Book

Rattletrap Car is the humorous story of a family who wants to take their old jalopy, the rattletrap car, to the lake. Poppa’s unsure about whether they will be able to make it all the way to the lake in the rattletrap car. With a little pleading from Junie, Jakie, and the baby, Poppa decides to give it a go.

Buy Rattletrap Car from Amazon.comAlong the way, the rattletrap car breaks down several times. But that doesn’t stop Poppa, Junie, Jakie, and the baby! Each member of the family comes up with a creative solution to fix the rattletrap car – even baby – to get them back on their way to the lake.

So, do they ever make it to the lake in their rattletrap car? You’ll have to pick up a copy to find out!

From the Reviewer

I’m not sure what’s funnier, the things that go wrong with the car or the way they fix the problems! My son, myself and my husband love this book. Rattletrap Car is so much fun to read. My son especially loves the sounds the rattletrap car makes each time it is fixed and Poppa, once again, turns the key. I never tire of reading Rattletrap Car, although I think I have it memorized by now!

My son and I give Rattletrap Car four out of four tubs of chocolate marshmallow fudge delight!

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Book Details

Title: Rattletrap Car
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; 1st ed edition (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 0763609196