Rattle and Rap by Susan Steggall


Rattle and Rap by Susan Steggall

Rattle and Rap, Clickety-clack! Follow a family on their train journey to the sea, passing cars on the level crossing, boats on the river, and people walking in the countryside.


'The illustrations in the book are really bright and vibrant and really engage... There are more books in a similar design by Susan Steggall, and they really are lovely. I liked that she included pictures of people in wheelchairs and that this was done so naturally without it feeling forced. It's good to have these sorts of images shared easily and naturally in children's books.'

'The strong colour illustrations of bustling towns breathtaking landscapes and boats on the river define the scintillating beauty of travel for age seven upwards.'

About the Author

Susan Steggall

Having initially trained as a graphic designer, SUSAN STEGGALL became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own two boys, she began work in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her boys grew up, she started making all sorts of pictures for them of the cars, trucks and trains they found so fascinating. After lots of experiments, the idea of using torn coloured and textured paper evolved. Susan lives in the New Forest in Hampshire.

Her other titles include The Life of a Car, On the Road, Rattle and Rap, Busy Boats and Red Car, Red Bus.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

2nd October 2014



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