Liam and Kai are the best of friends. They do everything together. Each day in the park they race around in their box cars, pretending to be everything from policemen chasing down bad guys to chauffeurs driving around movie stars!
One day they notice a little girl watching them — she’s keen to join in and they’re happy to be her friends too, but with only two box cars to play with it seems someone’s going to be left out. Watch chaos unfold as the three box car racers try to figure out what to do!
The Box Cars is a fun-filled story of friendship, sharing and creative problem-solving, featuring lively illustrations and endearing characters. The imaginative games and fast-paced adventures of Liam, Kai and Eve will appeal to boys and girls everywhere!
Robert Vescio has worked as a photo editor and production manager in the publishing industry and is now a full-time children’s author. As a Books in Homes role model, his aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them bursting with imaginative ideas. His picture books with EK Books include Finn and Puss (2017; illustrated by Melissa Mackie), The Voyage (2019; illustrated by Andrea Edmonds) and The Box Cars (2020, illustrated by Cara King). Robert lives in Sydney and enjoys spending time with his children, who are an endless source of humor and inspiration.
Cara King initially studied anthropology before moving across to multimedia and starting her own design business, Caratoons. As a designer and illustrator, she has produced images for T-shirt designs, books, cards and posters. She has been drawing for many years and loves working with watercolours and pencils. Cara is the illustrator of: Mummy and Mumma Get Married (2015), Scaredy Book (2018), and The Box Cars (2020), all with EK Books.