Little, Brown. Jun. 2021. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780316493222.
PreS-Gr 1–A routine outing transforms into a grand adventure with the help of a little imagination. Around the same time every day, which parents and caregivers will irrefutably recognize, “the inside feels too small for Sam,” a young and energetic toddler. After only a brief commotion and minor tantrum, Sam’s father has the child secured and ready for a ride on the “strollercoaster.” The illustrators deploy their signature vibrant, comics-art style, brimming with details as father and child embark on a sensational sensory-filled jaunt around their city. Throughout their journey that is reminiscent of a roller coaster ride, readers will see signage in Spanish, delightful storefronts, active neighbors of many races, and of course, tunnels and hills to maximize strollercoaster speed. The pair return home just in time for a nap. Readers are sure to plan their own strollercoaster trips after finishing this one.
VERDICT A joyful and oh-so relatable tale that will entertain and inspire readers.

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