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Oct 28 2011

Mini Racer by Kristy Dempsey and Bridget Strevens-Marzo

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Bloomsbury, 2011. ISBN 9781408800386.
'Start your engines! Time to race, round the corners. Take your place.' And they're off! A dozen or more little critters on the craziest of cars are off on the BIG race. And with more action than Bathurst, and just as much carnage, we follow them out the gate and down the hill, over, under, in and through . . .   Who will be the winner? Will it be Giraffe who gets stuck going into the tunnel? Perhaps Rabbit on his racing carrot? Maybe the cheeky cats who take a shortcut? Or is there a quiet contender, a black sheep who surprises?
The rhythm of the rhyme really portrays the speed of the story and the illustrations are quirky and engaging. Kindy loved it, and all we can say is Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup better watch out. Mini Racer is here!
Barbara Braxton

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