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Race Car Count

Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Michael Slack (Illustrator)


List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (3/7/2017)


Race car 1 honks look at me!
He zooms in front with the turn of a key.

Race car 2 is close behind.
The sound of vroom is on his mind.

This simple, rhyming text is perfect for reinforcing counting with young children, and the vibrant, energetic illustrations make this a terrific package for the youngest vehicle enthusiasts.

Praise For Race Car Count

A Texas 2 x 2 Reading List Selection
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
An Amazon Top Pick for Fall

“The flash and thrill of the race car track-it's all here in a zippy counting book just right for the toddler set. . . .When the cars line up for another race, children will cheer.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This charming race car story reinforces the concept of the numbers one through 10 in rhyming text. . . A visual winner, the illustrations are brightly colored and drawn in a cartoon style that will appeal to fans of the "Cars" movies. The text is clear and simple and conveys the fast-paced story. This popular transportation-themed book is sure to be a crowd pleaser.” —School Library Journal

"A fast-paced, fun counting book."-Booklist

“With its large illustrations, simple text, and important concepts, this title will be enjoyed by newly independent readers, or will ignite excitement in a group. A unique look at the topic.” —School Library Journal on What is Science? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

“Ahh! The cuteness! It blinds! Well, that's what you get when you take a rotund, big-eyed baby elephant, give her landing gear and helicopter blades, and send her into the savanna to save animals. Kids will instinctively get it and probably love it.” —Booklist on Elecopter by Michael Slack

“My three-year-old loves Michael Slack's new picture book Monkey Truck. . . . The artwork is great, colorful and elaborated with lots of details that are fun to talk about during storytime. All told, it's a darned fun storytime treat.” —Cory Doctorow, on Monkey Truck

“The book’s bouncy rhymes and Matchbox-worthy vehicles combine to create a lively race with some tense back-and-forth moments . . . Sturdy paper stock with rounded corners helps tailor the book to a younger crowd and should hold up to re-readings” —Publishers Weekly

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627790093, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

About the Author

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of many picture books for young readers, such as In the Spin of Things: Poetry of Motion. She lives in Indiana with her husband.

Michael Slack is the creator of Monkey Truck and Elecopter. He is an artist and character designer whose work has been featured in books, television, and games. He lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and daughter.