Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack, Chosen for the 2016 Texas 2×2 Reading List
Every year, the Texas Library Association chooses a list of 20 books to recommend for children age 2 to grade 2 in order to encourage reading. This year, Race Car Count, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Michael Slack, was chosen as one of the twenty books. Race Car Count is a counting book for children age 3-6 featuring Michael Slack’s brightly colored, expressive race cars. Congratulations, Rebecca and Michael!
Booklist Praises Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack
Race Car Count, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Michael Slack, received praise in a Booklist review! Race Car Count shows the story of a high speed car race to help teach children to count. Booklist writes of Michael Slack’s race car illustrations, “Full of power and personality, each car has its own color, look, and attitude, created with its eyes (in the windshield area) and mouth (the grill).” In all, they call the book, “A fast-paced, fun counting book.”
You can read the full review in Booklist’s November 12th issue, and you can check out Race Car Counts here!
Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack, made Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for November
November 6, 2015
Race Car Count Makes Amazon’s Top Picks for Fall Reading
August 26, 2015
Race Car Count, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Michael Slack, was included on Amazon’s Fall Reading Preview for Baby-Age 2. The book will be released on October 27, and can be pre-ordered now.
See the full list of Amazon’s Fall Books Preview for Children.
Race Car Count Receives Glowing Review from Publishers Weekly
September 8, 2015
Race Car Count, illustrated by Michael Slack and written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, received a great review in Publishers Weekly. They write, “The book’s bouncy rhymes and Matchbox-worthy vehicles (spoilers and bulging hot-red engines abound) combine to create a lively race with some tense back-and-forth moments.” You can pre-order a copy of the book here.
“The flash and thrill of the race car track-it’s all here in a zippy counting book just right for the toddler set. . . .When the cars line up for another race, children will cheer.” – Kirkus Reviews