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4.23  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The Popsnorkle family test drive the Tooth-Gnasher Superflash, pleased with the car's ability to turn into several different animals. ...more
Unknown Binding, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Four Winds
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Steven Kent
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I am giving this the sacred FIVE-STAR rating. It's short, it's sweet, it's hilarious, and it is my all-time favorite kid's book. I know, I have broken a taboo by placing it over all the works of Dr. Seuss.
Call Me Jesse
Jul 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Its a great children's book, best when read with animated voices, you have to do it the same every time, otherwise It bothers me, and you have to count the correct number of 'yay's!'(one for every little pop-snorkel). No longer in print so you better get it online somewhere. Man this is a great book. ...more
Noelle Jensen, Age 6
It's perfect! ...more
Typical Pinkwater weirdness. The best part of the book is the family's name...Popsnorkle. Classic! ...more
Linda Rusche
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listed
A fun fantastical story with marker drawings as illustrations. Great Reading Rainbow Book that excites the imagination.
Cathy Zahner
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis: "The Popsnorkle family decides that the old family car is ready to give up the ghost. The whole family, Mr. Popsnorkle, Mrs. Popsnorkle,. and the five little Popsnorkles head down to the car dealerships to look at new cars. They fall in love with the Tooth-Gnasher Superflash and discover on the test drive that it can turn into a dinosaur, an elephant, a turtle, and a chicken, much to the dismay of the car salesman, Mr. Sandy. They trade in the old car and give Mr. Sandy a lot of money ...more
Jul 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents of Toddlers
This book is a lot of fun to read to a toddler. The Popsnorkel family goes to the car dealer to buy a new car and they test drive the Tooth Gnasher Superflash which can do all kinds of things one doesn't usually expect a car to do. Lots of opportunities to use different voices and when the car turns into a dinosaur, elephant, etc., my daughter loves jumping up and down on the bed and acting out the different creatures. As a parent, I have to read a lot of children's books and this is one of my f ...more
Bonnie Jean
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as fun as I remembered it from my childhood. My kindergartener adored it- and as a bonus, it's evidently one of the first books we've read where there was an extensive use of last names, so it lead to a useful discussion about calling people "Mr." "Mrs." and "Ms." as well as why they are the "five little Popsnorkles" ...more
Teresa Gashler
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, silly
This book is brilliant! I especially love the illustrations by Pinkwater himself.
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Silly and fun book.
A bunch of silly things that a car becomes (dinosaur, elephant) brought on lots of giggles from everyone here.
Oct 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone in need of a good laugh
Shelves: children-s-books
This book is fantastic. It is all so funny... this is my all-time favorite Daniel Pinkwater story.
"It's a lovely shade of blue."
Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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