The Mambo Rescue!

S. & S./Spotlight. (Tow on the Go!). Aug. 2023. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781665920070; pap. $4.99. ISBN 9781665920063.
PreS-Gr 1–Tow Truck Mo loves mambo music. When he gets a call stating that 10 cars are stuck in the snow, he prepares himself to get going by listening to mambo music. Listening to the music makes him move, sway, dance, and go faster. When Tow Truck Mo gets to the cars, they each shout out for him to help them first. “That is not fair, so Mo says, ‘No.’ I can tow all ten of you. Here is what I need to do.” He lowers his chain and tells the cars to sway to the beat of the music from his radio as they hold onto it. At first the cars think the plan is foolish, but as the music begins to play, they move and sway to the beat. Eventually, they get unstuck from the snow and all leave with happy smiles. “Three cheers for Tow Truck Mo!” they declare. This brightly colorful Ready-to-Read book with large font will be a delightful story for any child learning to or beginning to read. Children reading this story will see the 10 cars working together to fulfill a goal and get an introduction to the beauty of mambo music.
VERDICT A great addition for a children’s library collection.

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