Hop in for a droll read-aloud vrooming with sound words and intricate illustrations of all things that go.
What’s this? A huge traffic jam? But everyone’s in a hurry! There’s the family in the paneled station wagon (brrrm, brrrmm), packed to the roof rack with gear for the beach. There’s the be-hatted Duke and Duchess, out for a drive in their ornate Rolls Royce (whisper, whisper). Not to mention a yellow school bus bursting with kids in beanies (chug, chug), an overheating race car (bang, hissssss . . .), an ice-cream truck (“Mamma mia! My ice cream is melting!”), and other vehicles revving to go. Who — or what — could be holding them all up?
The cars are chock-full of details, from the complicated workings of the street sweeper to the crank on the front of the Rolls. There are plenty of amusing details too, including two very mischievous seagulls. As a bonus, children are encouraged to find 15 hidden snails; it’s not easy. A fun read-aloud and a great book to pore over again and again. —School Library Journal
The pages practically vibrate with eye-popping colors held in place with a lively, sure-handed line. A number of visual surprises, including fifteen craftily hidden snails, invite further study, and the predictably patterned, onomatopoeic verses encourage audience participation. … This is a nifty companion to Bee’s previous transportation ode, "And the Train Goes…" —The Horn Book