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Title:
Go!
Author:
Kirk, Daniel.
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Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books For Children, 2001.
Physical Description:
47 unnumbered pages ; 31 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786803057
Format :
Book

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Summary

Rhymes to read aloud, songs to sing along, fun for everyone! From the airplane in the sky to the freight train on the track, from fire truck on the highway to the tricycle on the sidewalk, kids love things that GO! In this fabulous book-and-CD combo, acclaimed author Daniel Kirk doesn't miss a beat! GO! is just the right mix of classic favorites and original tunes every member of the family will want to join in the fun and sing along!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-8. "I love cars and I love trains / buses, trucks, and big jet planes, / ships that sail and boats that row, / I love things that GO!" Each of the exuberant poem-songs in this collection celebrates the joy and thrill of speed. Children will find the expected modes of transportation--flying, biking, driving--and plenty of standard songs, such as "Bicycle Built for Two" and "The Wheels on the Bus." But there are also hilarious, spirited originals, such as the globe-trotting adventure of "Mama's Motorcycle" and an ode to "Grandpa's Motorized Wheelchair," with its "high-rollin'" driver dressed in a sharkskin suit. Kirk's utterly appealing illustrations range in style from kitschy paper collages to colored pencil drawings that zoom from the pages. The spreads pick up on the words' gleeful motion and humor that, like the artwork, ranges from hip and clever to straightforward slapstick. An accompanying CD backs up the poems with catchy folk and rock tunes, many written and performed by Kirk himself. A perfect choice for injecting energy into story hours or for raucous family sing-alongs. --Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

These 23 poems, sung to twangy guitars and soft drumbeats on an enclosed CD, celebrate modes of transportation from ice-cream trucks to "Grandpa's Motorized Wheelchair." "I love cars and I love trains,/ buses, trucks, and big jet planes,/ ships that sail and boats that row,/ I love things that go!" declares the all-inclusive first rhyme. "A Bicycle Built for Two" frames the familiar proposal ("Daisy, Daisy,/ give me your answer do") in a story of would-be groom "Milton the mouse"; "Police Car" pictures cat cops in pursuit of a feline fish thief. Other selections, like "Skateboard Dream," concern children's everyday lives. The narrator of "My Old Man Drives a Minivan" notices classmates' brand-name cars, then decides, "The most expensive sports car is just a hunk of steel./ It's not the car you drive that counts, it's who's behind the wheel!" To illustrate such eclectic rhymes, Kirk (Snow Family) uses a range of styles, from ultra-smooth oil paintings to less fussy pastels, collages and clay sculptures. His multimedia experiments extend to sound, as he sings and plays guitar with musician friends on the folksy CD. Although he sacrifices refinement for dizzy variety in his illustrations, Kirk keeps the volume motoring along with his consistent theme. All ages. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Modes of travel on the road, in the sky, and around the water fill the pages of this book, a mix of folk classics and original texts. Artwork is done in mediums as varied as the individual poems that all revolve around motion and music. Poems entitled "I Wanna Be an Airplane" and "Grandpa's Motorized Wheelchair" share space with "The Wheels on the Bus" and "A Bicycle Built for Two." Unfortunately the accompanying CD lacks the exuberance and variation in instrumental color and style reflected in the illustrations. With the exception of entertaining sound effects in "Police Car," the rhythmic "Trixie on Her Tricycle," and a creatively folk-styled "I've Been Working on the Railroad," the recording as a whole detracts from the book. It contains unnecessarily long introductions and one song ("Ice Cream Truck") in which the chorus differs from the text. Skip the CD; the art and poetry in the book entertain on their own.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.