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Friday, May 18, 2012

friday family favourites

I thought I would start to share some of our favourite picture books each week.

This week I chose a fun family favourite: Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root.
I can't take any credit for this book as it is one my sister bought.
Each Christmas she chooses a book per child but wraps them up in a bundle and they get to share.
Although now the older ones get a voucher for a book shop, the younger ones still get beautiful picture books.

We have had this one for quite a few years, if you are wondering why it looks so good it is because this is a replacement copy after a friend borrowed it and it somehow got damaged, she replaced it with the one you now see.

The story is about a family who wants to go to the lake on a really hot day but they don't know if they will make it in their old car.

On each page something breaks on the car and they replace it with something they own, like a beach ball replaces the blown tyre etc. and they stick each item on with chocolate marshmallow fudge delight!
It is lots of fun as each "new" part makes it's own special noise.

This is one of those books that the kids want you to read over and over again.
We have even in the past made marshmallow fudge delight and razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz- the drink they take with them to the lake.
To find out what they do with the fizz you will have to read the book!

To buy the book:
Click on the picture of the book cover for a link to fishpond for the hardcover version.
It's about $16 for a hardcover like mine or you can pick up a paperback copy for around $7,
you can check out booko for the best price.


  1. a nice idea for a post. the kids and i still remember their favourite books we read together over and over.

  2. Oh this was one of our fave books when Lew was littler. Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight!!!! xx


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