A busy, young girl takes a trip around the countryside (and beyond) one night in this Barbara McClintock creation, Vroom!
The detailed illustrations show you where she is going and where she has been (usually in the rearview/sideview mirrors of her race car). She has long and smooth roads until she gets to the mountains, where the cold lends itself to the warmth of the desert, then off to the forest and finally a bridge that takes her to a large, busy and traffic filled city where she starts to tire and goes off to find a familiar street.
One must look at the art to see all the amazing things she sees (or probably sees, as she and her car are going very fast on her adventure). There are fun details that are not part of the story directly, but they are there to add quiet commentary to the story: the animals of the mountain, desert and forest. The people drinking coffee (and spilling it) and the people on the bus in the city show the worlds our heroine is exploring. There is great color and easy text to listen to, or have the early reader try their hand at with some assistance.
Vroom! is a book that while you might not scream to the rooftops, “This is the best book EVER!” It is a book that will be enjoyed on different levels by different people. The fact our main character is female will not deter anyone from reading as it combines modern sentiments with the classic theme of cars/racecars.