Car by Phyllis Root illustrated
by Jill Barton
levels, details on onomatopoeia, and more
title makes for a perfect read-aloud if
you're looking for a book with examples of onomatopoeia. In the story,
it's hot out so a family
decides to head to the lake. Poppa
agrees, but will their old car make it? Not long after
starting the trip, "boomsssssss", a tire blows. Soon after that,
"whumpety whomp!", the floor falls off. The car trouble
continues all the way to the lake, with each issue temporarily solved
with some silly remedy. Barton's expressive illustrations and Root's
more expressive onomatopoeia-filled
text make this a fun book indeed.
*Note: This book is aimed at younger children (PreS-Gr.1) but if you
are teaching onomatopoeia to older children, don't pass it up just for
that reason. This title does an excellent job of
demonstrating how onomatopoeia can add to a story. Just explain to your
students that onomatopoeia is often used in children's books before you
launch into the book.
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Peek Inside Here's
a spread from inside the book showing the cute illustrations and the
plentiful onomatopoeia! Other spreads have even more onomatopoeia--like
when the floor falls out of the car (whumpety, whomp!), when
gas tank falls off (spitter, spitter sput), etc...
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