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Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee

Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee

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A young girl describes the simple act of riding a roller coaster for the first time. She describes her feeling before, during and after the ride. There is a great deal of onomatopoeia in the book, it would be a great example of this figurative language trait. It could also show students how a simple event can turn into a story as well as modeling overcoming fear. ( )
  lpierson14 | Feb 21, 2015 |
on her first roller coaster ride she has her own feelings but also observes the others on the ride.
  cadyVdean | Dec 8, 2014 |
This book shows a young girl experiencing a rollercoaster for the first time. It shows how she processes how others perceive the rollercoaster to be as well as how she perceives it.

Ages: 4-7
Source: Pierce College Library
  fuzzytoaster77 | Dec 7, 2014 |
It is a girls first time on a roller coaster. A story of her observations of others and the ride.
Ages: 5+
Source: Puyallup Public Library
  ACKrauss | Nov 24, 2014 |
This is about a little girl's first experience on a roller coaster and her reactions versus the reactions of everyone else in line as well as the process of riding a roller coaster from standing in line until the time you get off. It shows all the different reactions and emotions various people can have on a roller coaster and goes through them all in a way that makes them all seem like acceptable reactions. A great "what to expect" book. Appropriate for ages 3-6.
(Pierce College Fort Steilacoom library)
  EmilyDean | Feb 11, 2014 |
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Great book for teaching onomatopoeia
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All sorts of people ride roller coasters, people over a certain height that is. Marla Frazee zooms in on one pony-tailed girl who has never experienced a roller coaster before, ever, in this start-to-finish ride. The anticipation builds much like it does in real-life: "S-l-o-w-l-y the train is pulled up the hill by a chain. Clickity, clackity. Clickity, clackity. Up. Up. Up. And then..." As the train zips and zooms and dips and dives, the pony-tailed girl in the very front seat loves every minute, or almost. In the end, "Most of these people are dizzy./ Some of them have wobbly knees./ But at least one of them is planning/ to ride the roller coaster again." Frazee's crisply detailed watercolor drawings of waiting people, happy people, terrified people, and dizzy people are fun to peruse. Youngsters who are Disneyland-bound (or who would just like to be) may be the best audience for this minute-by-minute replay of a roller-coaster ride. (Ages 4 to 7) --Karin Snelson

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:52 -0400)

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Twelve people set aside their fears and ride a roller coaster, including one who has never done so before.

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