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If I Built a Car (If I Built Series)

Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/4/2019)
Paperback (6/14/2007)
Paperback, Spanish (2/4/2020)
Prebound (6/1/2007)

Description

If I built a car, it'd be totally new!

Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . .

Young Jack is giving an eye-opening tour of the car he'd like to build. There's a snack bar, a pool, and even a robot named Robert to act as chauffeur. With Jack's soaring imagination in the driver's seat, we're deep-sea diving one minute and flying high above traffic the next in this whimsical, tantalizing take on the car of the future. Illustrations packed with witty detail, bright colors, and chrome recall the fabulous fifties and an era of classic American automobiles. Infectious rhythm and clever invention make this wonderful read-aloud a launch pad for imaginative fun.



Praise For If I Built a Car (If I Built Series)

Energetic verse and jubilant, action-packed artwork make this tale of a young inventor?s fantastic daydream a joy ride. (Publishers Weekly)

Dutton Books for Young Readers, 9780525474005, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2005



About the Author

Chris Van Dusen is the author and illustrator of several highly acclaimed picture books, including the hugely popular Mercy Watson series. His book, If I Built a Car won the 2006 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award presented by The Association of Bookesellers for Children. He and his family live in Camden, Maine.