This joyous romp through the neighborhood celebrates the bond between a father and a child, illustrated by an award-winning artist team.
Buckle up as a toddler's tantrum is cleverly averted when a loving dad transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure, reminding us that all you need to chase away a bad mood is love and a little bit of imagination.
Brought to brilliantly-colored, kinetic life by award-winning artists Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay, Strollercoaster sings with details of a diverse and vibrant urban neighborhood bursting with life, enhanced by Spanish words embedded in the art. It's the best ride in town!
About the Author
Matt Ringler is a children's book writer who loves roller coasters and any kind of fast ride. When his daughter Sam was small, he took her for Strollercoaster rides all over New York City. They now live together in Yonkers, New York.
Raul the Third and Elaine Bay were both born in El Paso, Texas and have been making art together since they met. Raul the Third is the Pura Belpre award winning illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth and Vamos! Let's Go to the Market and the creator of the World of Vamos! Elaine Bay is a multi-disciplinary artist and the colorist of the World of Vamos! books. They live in Boston with their son Raul El Gonzalez IV.
"Kids everywhere will be honing their tantrum skills in hopes of riding their very own strollercoasters."—Kirkus
"Ringler (School Surprise!) is full of insight about the travails of toddlerhood, while Raúl the Third and Bay’s visual invention powers a dream of an urban landscape that gives joy to its community."—Publishers Weekly
"The bold, active artwork and Ringler’s energetic storytelling make this a great pick for a group read-aloud." —Booklist
"A joyful and oh-so relatable tale that will entertain and inspire readers."—School Library Journal