Cars and Trucks and Bikes and Trains!
and Planes and Blimps and Helicopters and… and…
Everything Goes is a series of three books published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. On Land (below) is the first in the series, published September 2011. In the Air will be published September 11, 2012, and By Sea follows in 2013.
Everything Goes: On Land follows Henry and his dad as they drive their little purple car through town and check out all the amazing vehicles around them. As the back cover says, it's full of mini-story lines, endless seek-and-find activities, and hundreds of funny details.
You can buy Everything Goes: On Land on Amazon dot com or at your favorite local book store.
Publisher's Weekly says:
"With running visual jokes and mini-narratives adding to the fun, Biggs gives readers lots to take in and enjoy."
The said more, of course, which you can read here.
and Kirkus says:
"A glory ride for young car, truck, train, bus and trolley devotees."
Read the full review here.
Here are some quotes from booksellers who've read it:
"EVERYTHING GOES has everything- JAMmed with vibrant illustrations, TRUCKloads of educational information and activities that will DRIVE you wild. PARK yourself down for an enjoyable
rideread. You will never TIRE of this book."
Hannah Schwartz, Children’s Book World
"Everything Goes: On Land is the story of a boy taking a car trip to the city with his father and all the modes of transportation they encounter there. Each two-page spread introduces us to a different class of vehicle, which is then followed by a see-inside spread allowing us to learn more about the different vehicles' parts and how they work. The pages are so busy and colorful that a child will spend hours poring over them and discovering new details. At the same time, color-coded speech bubbles allow the parent to read the story's conversation between father and son.
For booksellers, this delightful book offers the best of both worlds — a book for a non-reader to enjoy alone, and one to be shared between adult and child. This would be a perfect recommendation for a grandfather to read to his grandson.
Everything Goes: On Land is informational, educational, and just downright fun – you're not going to find a better combination anywhere! This is Where’s Waldo?, Richard Scarry’s Busytown, and See-Inside for a new generation! Bravo Brian Biggs!"
Mary Brown, Books, Bytes, and Beyond
"I love this book. I can't wait to read it to Ian, my 2-1/2 year old nephew who is really into vehicles. It is very Richard Scarry (a favorite of mine). I love the bright colors and detailed illustrations. This is a book that you look at over and over again and still find new things. I love the comments of the people in the street scene. There is so much to look at! It's a really great interactive picture book, which will be great to hand sell. This book just makes me smile."
Jennifer Brenninger, The Doylestown Bookshop
"This picture book comes with a money-back guarantee for endless hours of enjoyment for kids as well as moms and dads. Everything that has wheels and goes gets the funny-interactive treatment with great little stories and illustrations by Brian Biggs. Richard Scarry has met his match!"
Becky Anderson, Anderson's Bookshop
A little video that HarperCollins put together for the book:
And a couple of trailers that I made for the second book:
More info on my news page about this book:
- Air Cover: the making of Everything Goes in the Air
- Everything Goes is Coming
- Everything Goes on Amazon
- Everything Goes in New Orleans
- covering Everything Goes, pt 1
- covering Everything Goes, pt 2
- father and son
- a little Everything Goes goes a long way
And some images from the book. Click to make them way bigger.
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