1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom! A Counting Book

1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom!Written by Sarah Lynn. Illustrated by Daniel Griffo.

Three kids imagine themselves driving on a racetrack in superfast cars. They zoom around 10 laps, counting toward the finish. Along the way, they Smash! Crash! and Splash!… until they screech down the lanes for their final lap. Get in your car, and let’s race! Va-va-vroom!

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Lap One! Va-va-vroom!

Lap one!

Lap Two! Va-va-vroom!

Lap two!

Artwork by Daniel Griffo, copyright © 2012 by Amazon Books

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Counting takes a back seat, so to speak, to the thrills of car racing in Lynn’s (Tip-Tap Pop) second picture book. “Let’s race” shouts one of three children, first seen playing with toy cars on a playroom rug; the action shifts to a racetrack, with each child piloting his or her own vehicle, complete with animal-themed helmets and, in one case, a teddy bear copilot. The only numbers are those of the laps around the track: “Lap Three!/ Clutch the wheel,/ knuckles white./ Swerve to right! Missing that big smash!” Griffo’s bright illustrations pop, blending asphalt action with whimsical details. Ages 4–8. (Sept.) – Publisher’s Weekly