R is for Rattletrap Car

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If I could give an award to the rhyming picture book with the best sound effects, it would go to Phyllis Root’s Rattletrap Car.

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It’s hot hot hot, and Junie and Jake propose a trip to the lake. But Poppa isn’t so sure that their rattletrap car will get them there. Through a series of mechanical mishaps and silly solutions, this resourceful family makes their way. But boy, what a ride. An excerpt:

Poppa turned the key,

brum brum brum brum.

Clinkety clankety

Bing bang pop!

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