R is for Rattletrap Car


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.


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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