Vroom! (Hardcover)

By Barbara McClintock

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9781626722170, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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From beloved author and artist Barbara McClintock comes Vroom!, a playful picture book following a little girl's imaginative journey in a race car.

Join a little girl as she zooms
past fields and forests,
up mountains,
over rivers,
through deserts,
home again,
and into bed in this playful picture book about the power of imagination, from award-winning author and artist Barbara McClintock.

About the Author

Barbara McClintock attended Jamestown College in North Dakota until, at nineteen, she moved to New York City to begin her career as an illustrator and author. She has written and/or illustrated many acclaimed books for young readers, among them Adèle & Simon, an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and Lost and Found: Adèle and Simon in China. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.

Praise For Vroom!

A Publishers Weekly 2019 Summer Read Pick!

"Satisfying . . . gorgeously illustrated . . . the tone is marvelously matter of fact about both the girl's feats of driving and her automotive passion." —The New York Times

"Writing with cadences plucked straight out of Sendak's playbook, McClintock never wastes a syllable . . . The book doesn't just put readers in Annie's shoes. It dares them to find shoes of their own and let their imaginations take the wheel. Max had his wolf suit and Llama Llama his red pajamas; Annie has her racing togs. She fits right in." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The simple, straightforward text immediately draws viewers into Annie’s fantasy. Her journey is as real to her as her race car. The artwork has wit, a Sendakian sensibility, dynamic line work, and a strong structural quality. A captivating picture book for the many young children who are fascinated by cars and driven by the need for speed." —Booklist, starred review