Big Green Garage (Hardcover)

Big Green Garage By Jen Arena, Mike Dutton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Mike Dutton (Illustrator)
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Car trouble? Little hands get to work and play in the Big Green Garage by pushing and pulling 15 satisfying novelty elements!

Lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels to fix vehicles in the Big Green Garage!

With ten spreads of durable levers and gears, readers will tow a car, check the tires, fix the muffler, and more, side by side with the talented mechanics of the Big Green Garage. In the Big Green Garage, even cars have fun! With rollicking, rhyming text and 15 push-and-pull tabs throughout, young readers will delight in this satisfying and interactive read-aloud.

A FRESH, STEM-THEMED TAKE: The novelty elements invite hands-on engagement, while the detail in both the text and the illustrations introduces young readers to car repair—from common issues to basic tools!

VEHICLE-OBSESSED: This is perfect for the vehicle-obsessed, and especially for fans of interactive books like The Ultimate Book of Vehicles!

READ ALOUD: With rollicking, rhyming text, young readers will delight in this satisfying and interactive read-aloud.

GREAT VALUE: This large, cased board book has 15 push-and-pull tabs—including the garage door on the front cover! Lift the garage door to see the vehicle inside!

EDUCATIONAL VALUE: With each push and pull of the tabs, readers will develop fine motor skills, learn about vehicles, and practice helping and fixing!

Perfect for:

• Parents and grandparents looking for fun and educational gifts
• Young readers (and their adults) who love cars and trucks
• Fans of The Ultimate Book of Vehicles
• Young readers (and their adults) who love novelty books or excellent rhyme
• Anyone looking for books for young readers with STEM themes

About the Author

Jen Arena has written over 50 books for kids. When she's not writing, editing, or hanging out at her local bookstore, you might find her driving around Tampa, Florida with the windows down.

Mike Dutton is a children's book illustrator, former Google doodler, and current art director at Tonko House animation studio. When not illustrating, he enjoys going on adventures with his family in a truck camper, which is named Holly Joliday, a spoonerism from their favorite film, Mary Poppins. Holly is over 20 years old, and in the seven years they've owned her, she has only had to visit the garage twice. The camper itself is exactly like Mary Poppins' carpetbag: It somehow fits everything—kitchen, bedroom, mini library, and all four family members at bedtime. When not on the road, they all reside in Berkeley, California.

Praise For…

“This rhyming interactive board book is perfect for little vehicle lovers. The story takes place in a green garage where mechanics (including a female mechanic, which I appreciate) work on a red car and a camper truck. Sliding doors, flaps, and spinning wheels keep little hands busy, and these interactive elements are surprisingly sturdy. It’s a lot of fun to read with toddlers and preschoolers.” - Book Riot

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452170749
ISBN-10: 1452170746
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 24
Language: English


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