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Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack

26 Aug 2015

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Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack, Chosen for the 2016 Texas 2×2 Reading List

February 5, 2016

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!

The 2016 Texas 2×2 Reading List can be found here, and you can order Race Car Count here.

Booklist Praises Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack

November 20, 2015

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, written by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and illustrated by Michael Slack, made Amazon’s November Best Books of the Month for ages 3 to 5. Race Car Count is available online here!

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.

More praise for Race Car Count

“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

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“This charming race car story reinforces the concept of the numbers one through 10 in rhyming text. . . A visual winner, the illustrations are brightly colored and drawn in a cartoon style that will appeal to fans of the Cars movies. The text is clear and simple and conveys the fast-paced story. This popular transportation-themed book is sure to be a crowd pleaser.” – School Library Journal