Remember Wacky Races? – Dick Dastardly and Muttley & Sergeant Blast and Private Meekly.
This brand new picture book appears to be in homage of it. Fast and Furry Racers: The Silver Serpent Cup tells the story of the race from Furryville to Featherport a thousand miles away. There is one rule! The winner is the first over the line.
The characters and their vehicles are extraordinary. There are machines that travel by road, by air, by water, underwater and underground.
The book has been illustrated superbly by Ed Eaves, the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School, How to Grow a Dinosaur and Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon. Written with rhyming text by Jonathan Emmett, the highly acclaimed author of over 50 picture books!
I imagine this book will be both child and adult picture book of choice. It’s heaps of fun! Children will be studying the vehicles long after they’ve finished reading it.
Published by Oxford University Press
Check out the blueprint endpapers, brilliant!
Visit Jonathan Emmett’s website Scribble Street where you can find a top trump style card game based on the book. Genius idea! You can also find some great colouring in sheets for the book.