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Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
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Roller Coaster

by Marla Frazee

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In my opinion, the book Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee was enjoyable for many reasons. One reason was for the fun theme presented throughout the story. The theme was being able to conquer your fears. The little girl in the story ends up riding the roller coaster for the first time and loving it so much that she ends up wanting to do it multiple times afterwards. I also really enjoyed the illustrations because they told a separate story. The illustrations showed all twelve people on the roller coaster, and each person had a different facial expression throughout the ride. This told a story on its own. It showed the many mixed emotions that a person might feel riding a roller coaster, before, during, and after the experience. This book pushes readers to challenge their fears, because in the end they might enjoy something they once were afraid of. The characters of the story also portrayed all of the mixed emotions well. Overall this story was very interesting and was one that children in elementary school would enjoy. ( )
  rwertl1 | Sep 9, 2018 |
This books tells the reader everything they would want to know about riding a roller coaster (rules, the people, the noises. etc.). The illustrations capture real-life emotions of typical riders on a roller coaster.
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  TUCC | Feb 27, 2018 |
Gift from Cassie/Andy/Elliott. So much fun, with delightful illustrations full of movement (but on a white background, so not too overwhelming). The text is placed creatively too - it goes upside-down when the roller coaster does! ( )
  JennyArch | Dec 27, 2017 |
Roller Coaster introduces its reader to the process of riding a roller coaster, from waiting in line before, to the rules about height, to the decision over whether to scream and hold up your arms, to having wobbly legs after. While a number of different types of people choose to ride the roller coaster (and some decide not to at the last moment), the reader is most closely positioned with a young girl who is riding for the first time. As we read, we see her anticipation, tinged with apprehension, fade and we leave her as she is planning to ride it again.

Ages 3-7
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  Galileogst | Nov 25, 2017 |
Marvelous. I still don't want to ride a roller coaster, but I might just enjoy watching the different people who anticipate, experience, and reflect upon the ride. I don't know if everyone who reads this book looks at all the characters, but they should. I especially love that the ones who apparently had the most fun were the older couple in from the farm. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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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

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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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