Rattletrap Car (Paperback)

By Phyllis Root, Jill Barton (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763620073, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (5/1/2004)
Hardcover (4/10/2001)
Paperback (6/9/2009)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


"A picture book that passes the fun test with flying fizz." — Booklist

It’s hot. Hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it doesn’t go far — but with the help of some razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz, a beach ball, a surfboard, and a three-speed, wind-up, paddle-wheel boat, they’re off to the lake where it’s cool, cool, cool! Phyllis Root’s wonderfully inventive wordplay and Jill Barton’s spirited, expressive illustrations make this a read-aloud road trip to remember.

About the Author

Phyllis Root says this story is based on "all the rattletrap cars I’ve ever driven!"

Jill Barton says she often draws on her memories of her grandfather, a farmer, when illustrating stories set in the country.