Vroom!




      Vroom!
From beloved author and artist Barbara McClintock comes Vroom , a playful picture book following a little girl s imaginative journey in a race car.Join a little girl as she zooms past fields and forests, up mountains, over rivers, through deserts, home again, and into bed in this playful picture book about the power of imagination, from award winning author and artist Barbara McClintock. New Read [ Vroom! ] author [ Barbara McClintock ] – heartforum.co.uk

Barbara McClintock is the author and illustrator of books for children Her books have won 4 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor award, numerous other awards, recommended best book lists, and starred reviews Her books have been made into children s videos, a ballet opera, and a recorded books on tape Barbara drew constantly as a child By the time she was seven, she knew she would be an artist when she grew up Her older sister recommended she be a childrens book illustrator, and this proved to be a rare instance when she followed her sister s advice Barbara also wanted to be a cat when she grew up, and is glad she had art as a back up plan The first part of Barbara s growing up was in Clinton, NJ Her early influences were her photographer father, seamstress teacher mother, and the cartoon character Top Cat Barbara moved to North Dakota when she was 9 with her mother and sister after her parents divorced She continued to draw through middle and high school, frequently in the margins of her tests and homework Barbara attended Jamestown College in North Dakota, where she refined her drawing skills by copying pictures in artbooks she checked out of her college library Two weeks after her 20th birthday, Barbara moved to New York City to begin her career on the recommendation of Maurice Sendak, whon she called from North Dakota for advice about how to become a children s book illustrator Barbara studied for two months at the Art Student s League in New York City She continued to copy from art books she checked out of libraries, and sketched paintings and drawings in museums in New York City Barbara is essentially self taught as an artist illustrator.After illustrating books written by other authors, Barbara began writing as well as producing the artwork for her own books She currently lives in rural Connectucut with the illustrator David A Johnson, their cats Pip and Emma, and David s truly gorgeous rose garden.

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      Vroom!
 author Barbara McClintock – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Vroom!
  • Barbara McClintock
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 162672217X

10 thoughts on “ Vroom!

  1. Meg says:

    Annie s face when she s stuck in traffic really spoke to me.

  2. Barbara says:

    Like so many youngsters, Annie loves driving around in her sports car At first, things seem normal, but when she blasts out of her bedroom and above the ground, it s clear that much of her journey takes place in her imagination The book s illustrations show her driving fast through flatlands, over mountains, into the desert, and even in city traffic It s clear that urban driving is muchchallenging than driving in the country After she speeds through a race, she returns home where her f Like so many youngsters, Annie loves driving around in her sports car At first, things seem normal, but when she blasts out of her bedroom and above the ground, it s clear that much of her journey takes place in her imagination The book s illustrations show her driving fast through flatlands, ...

  3. Tasha says:

    One evening, Annie puts on her helmet and gloves and drives her car right out her bedroom window and out onto the road The road is straight and flat, just right for driving really fast When she reaches the mountains, the road gets curvy and cold, then descends into the hot desert She drives through a forest, then across a huge bridge and into a city where she gets caught in traffic for awhile She goes fast through the traffic jam, and then faster onto a racetrack Getting tired, she heads fo One evening, Annie puts on her helmet and gloves and drives her car right out her bedroom window and out onto the road The road is straight and flat, just right for driving really fast When she reaches the mountains, the road gets curvy and cold, then descends into the hot desert She drives through a forest, then across a huge bridge and into a city where she gets caught in traffic for awhile She goes fast through the traffic jam, and then faster onto a racetrack Getting tired, she heads for home, arriving just in time for a bedtime story about cars.This picture book embraces imaginative play in a little girl s world as she pretends to be taking the perfect drive Her white car is pristine at the beginning of the sto...

  4. Laurie Hnatiuk says:

    barbaramcclintockart book Vroom took me on a wonderful trip I loved the illustrations captured in Annie s race car drive Annie using her imagination VRoooooms out of her bedroom and takes us on what reminded me of a cross country drive The open road takes us to snowy capped mountains the prairie landscape, a towering woody forest until we reach the city where we are slowed down by traffic and Annie heads home knowing there are many adventures in her car in the days ahead So much to love f barbaramcclintockart book Vroom took me on a wonderful trip I loved the illustrations captured in Annie s race car dri...

  5. Allison says:

    Annie hops into her toy car and zooms or vrooms off into the diverse destinations of her imagination Up mountains, through deserts and woods, and even into the big, congested city she goes The text is succinct, which seems appropriate for a book that deals so much with speed, but McCintock makes sure to include some descriptive words to set the scenes Eventually Annie tires, and returns home creating a scene of surprised and windswept family members I m particularly fond of to go to bed Annie hops into her toy car and zooms or vrooms off into the diverse destinations of her imagination Up mountains, through deserts and woods, and even into the big, congested city she goes The text is succinct, which seems ...

  6. Amanda says:

    Everyone is talking in their reviews about this sweet little book and a little girl s journey through her imagination before bedtime and how it lacks depth or expression or other nonsense like that Oh my goodness, did y all not see the grass and the mud on that car on the last page Imagination didn t put that there, folks, really.Also, it wasn t sweetness on her face when she is stuck in traffic haha I recognized that expression I have often felt that way Check out all the details the Everyone is talking in their reviews about this sweet little book and a little girl s journey through her imagination before bedtime and how it lacks depth or expression or other nonsense like that Oh my goodness, did y all not see the grass and the mud on that c...

  7. Effie says:

    An imaginative journey book in the vein of Harold and the Purple Crayon or Where the Wild things are, but the protagonist is a girl in a race car It s nice Maybe lacks the depth of these other examples There s no emotional journey or anything like that, just a fun ride in a race car and home agai...

  8. Andrew says:

    Vroomhas the perfect mix of simple busy illustrations that many will adore Annie takes off on a journey in her speedy white race car, and drives through all sorts of places, carefree as can be over a...

  9. Beverly says:

    A feisty little redhead drives her silver race car all over the country one night in her imagination or is it her imagination right before bedtime McClintock s illustrations aresparse, and not as detailed as in some of her other books, perhaps because this...

  10. Melki says:

    A little girl with awesome hair takes a journey of the imagination There s not much story here the plot serves mostly to highlight the author s fine artwork.

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