Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Morning at the Picture Books: Tooth-Gnasher Superflash

Need a good laugh? Need a book that moves like a family sit-com? Need a reason to go buy a new car?

Then you need, Tooth-Gnasher Superflash. by Daniel Pinkwater! My children loved this book so much that we named our own super-duper new car after this morph-able auto: "Superflash!" Granted, ours couldn't do everything that the Tooth-Gnasher could, but it WAS a pretty shade of blue.

Daniel Pinkwater lays down bold primaries, to add even more zip to his already zippy tale. (By the way, you must visit Mr Pinkwater's list of literary accomplishments on his Wiki page. He is champion of children's lit!)

Who can resist:
"...So Mr. Popsnorkle and Mrs. Popsnorkle and the five little Popsnorkle's all got into the worn-out green Thunderclap-Eight and went looking for a nice new car..."

And off we zoom into the story with the family of Popsnorkles and a car salesman named Mr. Sandy. I won't spoil the rest of the fun in this short little book. But it may have you eyeing that new car with greater verve.

And I must warn you, car dealers ARE open on Saturday's.

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