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Oct 28 2014

Wheelnuts! Craziest Race on Earth! Desert Dust Up by Knife and Packer

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Scholastic, 2014. ISBN 9781743625262
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Cars, racing and cartoons are three huge drawcards for the new Knife and Packer series, Wheelnuts! Craziest Race on Earth! Desert Dust Up combines cartoon-style image and a crazy car race - almost like a computer game in a book. Readers meet 5 crazy teams as they battle the first of 5 crazy race circuits. Meanwhile, the race organiser and promoter, Warren Wheelnut, is about to have a spanner thrown into his race. Warren's jealous brother, Waylon, is out to get rid of the competition - his brother's race. Will he succeed in ruining the success of the crazy race?
This book is highly recommended to boys aged 8+. The comical events, images and text will help engage reluctant readers whether they just look at the images or read the text.
Kylie Kempster

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