Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen. Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.
"Escalating surprises [with] a high-wire climax. . . . A natural for group storytimes, though plenty of single tots will enjoy seeing Tom's seemingly quotidian world suddenly transformed." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This latest installment in Barton's transportation series may be the best one yet. Which is saying a lot." -- Horn Book (starred review) "Brightly illustrated . . . reminiscent of children's paintings in its broad lines, startling colors, and simplified shapes . . . With a surprising diversion toward the circus, and a twist back to cycles at the end, this will please fans of [Barton's] previous books and young bike-lovers as well." -- Booklist (starred review) Praise for My Car: "Simply wonderful." -- Booklist (starred review) "With bright primary colors, simple bold shapes, and the briefest of texts, Barton introduces Tom ...[who] is a captivating and first-rate entertainer; so is the creator of this preschooler-perfect picture book." -- Horn Book (starred review) "Tom and his bike pull together an entire community in what adds up to a prized preschool trilogy from Byron Barton." -- Shelf Awareness