A hurricane is here! Strong winds blow and pounding rains flood the streets. Everyone must evacuate the city. But what about the animals that live at the zoo? Nobody is around to help feed them. A thousand miles away, Marceau the cabdriver hears about the starving animals. Will he be able to race to the rescue in time to save the day? Follow along on his journey and you will see that imagination can take you anywhere!
Marceau is a New York City taxi driver who, in order to escape from his less than exciting existence, imagines himself participating in amazing, visual adventures which he relates to a regular fare whom he picks up each day for his ride to and from his office.
Author Joe Brown has created an unlikely superhero whose super-power is that of great imagination and superior rhyming capability. He uses every-day, adult language, the goal being to improve the reader's word recognition and vocabulary. An easy and convenient glossary is included where simple definitions appear just to the right of the new words.
Brown spun the Marceau stories from his own imagination as bedtime stories for his own children - including Montclair, New Jersey's own cosmetics mogul, Bobbi Brown - beginning in the 1960s. "I didn't get real serious until I started writing them down in the late 60s," he said. "The rhymes are hard to do unless you write them down, and that's how I got started." Once you get it done, it's just the nicest thing in the world to hold it in your hands and say, 'My goodness, I wrote a book.'" Watch an interview with Author Joe Brown