Toot Toot Zoom! (Hardcover)

By Phyllis Root, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763634520, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



A funny, fast, and noisy tale about finding friends where you least expect to is the perfect vehicle for reading aloud.
Poor Pierre He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car toot, toot, zoom he will fi nd a friend on the other side of the mountain On the road SCREECH he meets Goat, who kindly offers to help. And that, says Pierre, is exactly the sort of thing his friend will do when he finds him Up, up they zoom, collecting an amiable Sheep and Bear along the way. Will the car make it to the top? Will it get safely down? Will Pierre ever find a friend? Phyllis Root's wry, cumulative story revs readers up with BIG sound words, while Matthew Cordell's energetic illustrations and a fun, dynamic design keep them happily strapped in for the ride.

About the Author

Phyllis Root is the author of more than thirty books for children, including LOOKING FOR A MOOSE, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, and the BOSTON GLOBE HORN BOOK Award winning BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. She lives in Minneapolis. Matthew Cordell has illustrated several books for children. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago."