The Yellow Cab (Hardcover)

By Marcus Pfister

NorthSouth Books, 9780735841116, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

Jack, the little yellow taxi, used to be the fastest, brightest taxi around and traveled the city as if he had wings. If only he could fly. But something magical happens when Jack sees a bus that says, “Come to Brazil.” Before Jack knows it, he’s flying over the Brazilian rainforest and his new customers are macaws and howler monkeys! Jack couldn’t be happier, playing pass-the-coconut. But their fun comes to a halt when big bulldozers and cranky cranes start chopping down the rainforest. Why don’t you come back to the city and leave the forest alone? With a blink of an eye, Jack is back in the city. Could those be the same bulldozers he saw in the rainforest? Jack isn’t sure until he spies a coconut on the park bench and smiles to himself…anything is still possible.


About the Author

Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Art School of Bern, he apprenticed as a graphic designer and worked in an advertising agency before becoming self-employed in 1984. His debut picture book, The Sleepy Owl, was published by NorthSouth in 1986, but his big breakthrough came 6 years later with The Rainbow Fish. Today, Marcus has illustrated over 50 books, which have been translated into more than 50 languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife Debora and his children in Bern.