Hop in! Neon-bright illustrations depict a delightfully single-minded little driver sure to have readers clamouring to come along for the ride. 'Ather day, ather drive'. So declares Miles, preschooler and car enthusiast. He puts on his seat belt. Check. He winds the key. Check. Uh-oh, the horn is broken - but time to fix it, because Miles is off to school - and the trip is adventurous indeed, with the neighbourhood dog to greet, puddles to navigate, even roads to cross (with Mum close at hand, of course). The energy and vibrant illustrations keep the narrative zipping along briskly and brightly. This title will appeal to every busy little kid who loves things that go. It features a dynamic new art style - lively, bold and fresh. Quasi grown-up point of view will impress young readers.
Jamie Harper is the author-illustrator of Miss Mingo and the First Day of School and Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill, and illustrator of the Emma middle-grade fiction series. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.