This latest book by Robert Munsch is a
must-read. Munsch does a characteristically excellent job with
exaggeration in this story about Lauretta, a little girl who is
fed up with her old, slow wheelchair. Although her mother tries
very hard to convince Lauretta to be content with the 5-, 10-, and
15-speed models, the ambitious and determined little girl has her
mind set on the "92-speed, black, silver, and red dirt-bike
wheelchair". Parent and child come out of the store with a
compromise: Lauretta gets to test-drive the fantastic new
wheelchair for a day. What happens during the test-drive is
fantastical and hilarious!
Reading this book through, I
couldn't help but almost hear Robert Munsch narrate it. The
"sound effects" and repeated phrases found in such
classic Munsch stories as "I Have to Go!" and
"Angela's Airplane" are all here. Children will be smiling all the way
through Zoom! in a fun state of suspense.
Written by Robert Munsch.
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