Blinker, Blinker Little Car

ittle bee. Apr. 2023. 22p. Board $7.99. ISBN 9781499813616.
Toddler-PreS–The little red car at the center of this story/song has a full day ahead. First, it races fellow things-that-go digger and tow truck. While the race’s winner isn’t clearly revealed, a good time is had by all. Post-race, the little car sets off for home, and stops for a night wash before plugging in its battery to recharge for the next day. Told in rhyming verse to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” the plot is simple and geared toward the littlest of vehicle fans. This format has been used before in Kate Dopirak’s Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car. Children will need three rounds of the tune to get through everything that happens before bedtime, but they won’t mind. Digitally rendered cars and scenery liven up the simplicity of the narrative, and the personified vehicles will appeal to Disney’s “Cars” fans.
VERDICT A recommended title for collections catering to the vehicle obsessed.

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