Vroomaloom zoom

by Coy, John, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E COY
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E COY
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Tiny Tot j TINYTOT COY
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Tiny Tot
Call Number  j TINYTOT COY
One August night, cake-bake hot, Carmela can't get to sleep. So she and Daddy get into their car for a little drive.Vroomaloom zoom vrroom vrroom!They take a fantasy ride past farms (cackle lackle), through woods (whoo whoo), to the sea (splash dash wave crash). "Are you ready for sleep?" asks Daddy. "Not yet. Keep driving," says Carmela. So on they go by swamps, over streams, around waterfalls, forward, backward, sideways, and around in circles. Finally, Carmela's eyes close. She must be ready to sleep. "Not yet, Daddy. Keep driving."Vroomaloom zoomaloom vrroom vrroom.With its inventive use of language and irresistible refrain, this send-up of a familiar family problem will tickle the fancies of parents and children.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3^-5. Any parent who has had a child who can't sleep will identify with this one. Carmela isn't ready to go to sleep, so her father puts her in the back seat of his banana-yellow car. As they drive around farmland, through the woods, into the city ("pell mell bell YELL"), along the waves, and through the swamps, Carmela sits happily clutching her blankie, not even close to nodding off. Well, how can she, when Dad is driving forward, backward, sideways, and around in circles? Just when it seems Carmela's eyes might be closing, they pop open, and she tells Dad, "Keep driving." Dad, in driving gloves and goggles, seems pretty happy to comply. Every bit of the noisy action of the text is matched by the frenetic movement of the art. Using oil paint with an acrylic underpainting, the sturdy, thickly painted pictures are the height of whimsy. A giggly, wiggly winner, but not for bedtime! --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "CarmelaÄwho has a "car" in her nameÄlikes to be lulled by a revving motor. Wearing fuzzy slippers and carrying a sleepy-eyed owl doll, she skips out to a Beetle-round automobile. Her dad, in aviator goggles and gloves, brings the keys. " `It's late,' Dad says as they drive out of town. `Ready for sleep?' `Not yet, Daddy. Keep driving.' " The two ride across mountains and past waterfalls, with sound effects to match the impressive scenery: "through woods/ whoo whoo/ in cities/ pell mell bell yell/ all the way to the sea/ splash dash wave crash." Carmela keeps her eyes open as long as she can, always telling her father, "Keep driving." Coy (Night Driving) uses onomatopoeia on every page: the "wurgle lurgle" of a swamp may be more effective than the airy "swoosh awoosh" of the car rushing forward, but much of the fun is figuring out how to make the various sounds. Cepeda (Nappy Hair) composes abstract American landscapes in vast, flat planes of warm color, underpainted in bright complementary hues of fuchsia and lavender. Broad swoops of orange sunset make a mellow backdrop, and the daffodil-yellow car bounces merrily along on its offroad adventures, with Carmela gazing out the back window and her smiling dad facing front. This bedtime story takes its participants far afield without even leaving the driveway. Ages 6-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sound -- Fiction.
Automobile travel -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Crown Publishers,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Cepeda, Joe.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 0517800098 (trade)
0517800101 (lib. bdg.)
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