Revver the Speedway Squirrel: The Big Race Home (Hardcover)
"I love this little squirrel!" - Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award winning author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN on REVVER THE SPEEDWAY SQUIRREL
The author of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site picture books continues her fun, illustrated middle grade series that's perfect for fans of Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Revver is a little squirrel with big plans . . . to drive a race car! Now that he has secured his place on the race squad, there are so many new things to see and explore--and so many lessons to learn.
Tire-changer Bill and his team have grown very fond of Revver, despite his accidental troublemaking. But when the team travels to the airport for a faraway race, Revver's intense curiosity gets himself lost in the terminal, and the plane takes off without him! Will Revver find his way back to the team in time? And if he does, will they still accept him, or has he worn out his welcome as the very first speedway squirrel?
Sherri Duskey Rinker offers another hilarious and heartwarming story about this memorable character, perfect for fans of Ralph S. Mouse.
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site; Mighty, Mighty Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; and The 12 Sleighs of Christmas. She loves cooking, gardening, and old oil paintings. Revver was inspired by Sherri's husband (who took her to watch sprint car racing on one of their first dates), her brilliant-but-impulsive oldest son, and her kart-racing, speed-obsessed youngest son.
Alex Willan the author and illustrator of Unicorns are the Worst and the Jasper & Ollie series. He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was seldom seen without his sketchbook in hand. His love of drawing led him to earn a BFA in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Alex has exhibited in art galleries and has painted murals, theater sets, and squirmy kids' faces, but his true love has always been children's books. He lives in Chicago with his dog, Harley.
“This warm, funny, and action-packed tale stars Revver, an endearing squirrel with big dreams and an even bigger heart. Perfect for a family or classroom read-aloud, don't miss this sure-fire crowd-pleaser. I love this little squirrel!” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award winning author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN on REVVER THE SPEEDWAY SQUIRREL
“Expressive illustrations, near disasters, and gags with Revver's brother Farty (also aptly named) sustain the light adventure. . . For budding race-car enthusiasts and readers who've ever felt they learn differently.” —Kirkus Reviews on REVVER THE SPEEDWAY SQUIRREL
“Spry cartoons by Willan. . . comically capture Revver's spunk . . . Sweet.” —Publishers Weekly on REVVER THE SPEEDWAY SQUIRREL