Tap-Tap (Paperback)

Tap-Tap By Karen Lynn Williams, Catherine Stock (Illustrator) Cover Image

Tap-Tap (Paperback)



Sasifi longs to ride a tap-tap, a truck that carries passengers and their belongings in rural Haiti.

Catherine Stock, known for her sensitive paintings, has illustrated many books for children, including several for Clarion. She divides her time between Rignac, France, and New York City.

Product Details ISBN: 9780395720868
ISBN-10: 0395720869
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 18th, 1995
Pages: 48
Language: English

"After helping her mother sell fruit all day in the hot marketplace, Sasifi uses her newly earned coins for a coveted ride home in a tap-tap, a Haitian jitney. . . . The smoothly written text is enhanced by beautiful watercolor paintings, done in the tranquil and shimmering hues of the Caribbean, that capture the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures of the vibrant Haitian countryside and its distinctive populace. A satisfying journey." Booklist, ALA

"Add this simple story about Haiti to the growing list of high-quality picture books set in the Caribbean." Kirkus Reviews

"Lively storytelling and illustrations . . . There are many humorous moments in this sweet slice-of-life story; its brisk pace will keep youngsters engaged." School Library Journal —