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My wagon will take me anywhere
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
As a family enjoys a springtime stroll to the park, a little explorer takes us on a series of wild rides in a red wagon.
General Note:
"Radio Flyer children's books" -- cover.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books

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"More than just a toy, a little red wagon is a vehicle for a child's imagination. In this picture book, a trusty wagon transforms a quiet family outing into a series of adventures: a jungle safari, a desert trek, an Arctic expedition, and more! Throughout the story, brilliantly colored scenes alternate between the reality of a family stroll and fabulous daydreams that send the wagon and our adventurous toddler on thrilling journeys. Whether zooming into space or being pulled along by Mom and Dad, little explorers will discover that a red wagon can go anywhere-and then, perhaps best of all, return home."

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A young boy sets out with his parents for a full day of adventures. He delights in his Radio FlyerR wagon, whether he is maneuvering it himself or his dad is pulling it. Each spread features a realistic picture on the left-the father walking along with a picnic basket, the child splashing through a puddle, the boy and his dog digging in the sand. On the right, imagination runs wild as the child pictures himself making his way through a blizzard, sitting on an iceberg, and meandering down a jungle river. The trusty wagon becomes a sled, a boat, and even a spaceship. As evening approaches, the family arrives back home and the boy is tucked safely in bed, thinking, "My wagon will take me anywhere." The slight plot is enhanced just a bit by Newsom's detailed, full-color illustrations, but one can't help but feel that this book is simply an advertisement in disguise. The trademark Radio Flyer is found on nearly every spread, worming its way into readers' consciousness. Pass on this one.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.