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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Finished Reading #12 . . . (picture book)

The Runaway Shopping Cart
Kathy Long
Illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas
32 pages
Ages 4 and Up
(preschool to 2nd grade)
Dutton Juvenile
February 2007

picture book
source: public library

When Kaleb goes grocery shopping with Mom, he always rides in the cart . . . but the ride is never this exciting! This time the cart—with Kaleb in it—rolls out of the parking lot and into the street, and he’s off licketysplit on a traffic-stopping adventure. Hilarious neighborhood characters chase after the runaway cart as it zips on by. Kaleb’s exhilarating trip leaps from every page in boldly colored illustrations rendered with a stylish sense of fun. The tale, a twist on the classic Golden Goose, ends happily with Kaleb’s cart rolling back into the parking lot, where it all began. Phew!

Cute, fun, quick. As a lover of picture books, I'd add this to my library (if it wasn't out of print) but I think I'm getting too old for these :-(   I kept thinking of the stupid mother, leaving her child in the cart with the grocery store worker while she went back in for ice cream!

That said...I wanted to be in the shopping cart! There was a nice rhythm to the chase and regardless of my thoughts on the the mother, the end was funny!

Challenges this works for:
A to Z (R)
Let Me Count the Ways
Library Books
Monthly Mix-up Mania

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