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Turtleback Books, Apr 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction
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Lauretta's mother takes her to buy a new wheelchair, but Lauretta isn't satisfied with a regular five- or ten-speed model. No, she demands the 92-speed, black, silver, and red dirt-bike wheelchair! When she gets a speeding ticket during a one-day tryout, her parents insist that the chair be returned to the store...until Lauretta's older brother has an accident and only one person can whisk him to the hospital on time.

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Pros: Funny Cons: None My daughter is in a wheelchair and thinks this book is great! She laughs all the way though to the end! It's just a great book! Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Munsch has been telling stories for many years and especially loves making them up in front of an audience of young people. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph.

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including "The Paper Bag Princes" and "Stephanie's Ponytail." He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in "Something Good!").

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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