Joe and Sparky get new wheels

By Michalak, Jamie & Remkiewicz, Frank

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Sparky is a turtle who likes to stay inside his shell. Joe is a giraffe who likes see the world. When a car appears one day at the zoo where they live, the two set off on the ride of their lives. From the shopping mall to the car wash to the take-out burger joint, Joe and Sparky cause mayhem everywhere they go.

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978-0-76363-387-5
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

Gr 1-3 In this silly, action-packed tale for fluent early readers, Joe the giraffe believes that he has won a car in a contest he entered. He invites his friend Sparky the turtle to go for a ride. They stop at the "Tall Mall" and select clothing and accessories. The cashless Joe just happens to be the "one-millionth customer" and wins free purchases. They next ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

After winning a car, Joe Giraffe, who likes to "stretch my neck and see the world," takes cautious Sparky Turtle for a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

"I like to listen," says Joe. "I like to stretch my neck and see the world." Sparky, the mild-mannered turtle, replies, "I like to hide in my shell." These different temperaments don't keep Joe and Sparky from enjoying each other's company on their impromptu road-trip. Young readers will delight in the innocent blunders the two friends make, seeing everyday human activities as new and miraculous. R...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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