Author(s): Phyllis Root
An uproarious tale of a family's trip in a rattletrap car. The rattletrap car doesn't go fast and it doesn't go far - and when a family set off to the lake in it one hot day it soon starts to fall apart. But...lumpety bumpety, a beach ball replaces the wheel; wappity bappity, a surfboard replaces the floor; a thermos of razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz does for the petrol tank... All stuck on with chocolate marshamallow fudge delight! The rattletrap car reaches the lake, and takes the family safely - if noisily - home again.
Phyllis Root is the author of the picture books Mrs Potter's Pig; One Windy Wednesday; The Hungry Monster; Turnover Tuesday; Foggy Friday; Meow Monday; What Baby Wants; Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble; Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones and One Duck Stuck. She lives in Minnesota, USA, with her two daughters. Jill Barton did a degree in illustration at Metropolitan University in Manchester as a mature student and has now illustrated several children's books for Walker. Her other titles are The Happy Hedgehog Band; The Pig in the Pond (Highly Commended as runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal); Little Mo (all three by Martin Waddell); The Caterpillow Fight; What Baby Wants and four stories about Baby Duck.