This charming and witty “can-you-find-it” large-format board book follows one purple car from road to road while a succession of other vehicles joins it. Each spread also features a certain number of hidden items for children to find. Will kids be able to find the 10 bluebirds alongside the lone purple car? What about the two black limousines and nine potted plants? It all culminates in the final gatefold spread, which reveals a tremendous traffic jam with every car from the previous spreads! Children will spend hours poring over this book as they search for their favorite vehicles and reoccurring characters on every page. They’ll also find mini-stories within the main story (will the giraffe bike messenger find his lost wallet?), and several hidden items on every page. Numbers and colors are clearly indicated on each spread, and although certainly busy, each spread is carefully designed to provide just the right amount of challenge to young children.
Alessia Girasole was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a career as an illustrator. After graduating from the European Institute of Design, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. She has illustrated more than a dozen books for publishers in the U.S. and abroad.