What Do Wheels Do All Day? (Hardcover)

By Giles Laroche (Illustrator), April Jones Prince

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618563074, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2006

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Yeah, what do wheels do all day?
Well . . . they push . . . race . . . stroll . . . fly . . . whiz . . . and spin . . . all day long!

Simple, direct text, combined with brilliant cut-paper relief illustrations, captures kids’ fascination with “things that go” and opens their minds to the wide variety of wheels and what they do.


About the Author

Giles Laroche, a master of cut-paper relief sculptures, captures stories from history that can't be told with photographs. Reviewers have called his art "truly masterful," "mind-bogglingly good," and "a visual feast." He lives in Salem, MA.  


April Jones Prince is a children’s book author and freelance editor. She published Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing, a story about P. T. Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge, with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Praise For What Do Wheels Do All Day?

"A short rhyming text in very large type provides the framework for Laroche's impressive bas-relief cut-paper collages. . . . Best of all, the wide, single-scene spreads create their own staccato rhythm, with wheels of all sizes punctuating the pages like beats of a drum." --Horn Book, starred Horn Book, Starred

"This handsome, large-format picture book points out common uses of wheels in a short, rhyming text, brightly illustrated with distinctive collage illustrations. . . . A simply written, well-illustrated picture book." —Booklist Booklist, ALA

"The striking collage art consists of paper cutouts that have been layered to provide dimension and enhanced by drawing and painting. . . . A fun choice for storytime."–SLJ School Library Journal