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Car Goes Far

Michael Garland

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/19/2014)


Bright bold artwork and lots of gorgeous cars—and one tractor!—star in this playful board book about a car wash for babies and toddlers.

Splash! Splash! Car gets wet and soapy as he goes through the car wash. He's had a big adventure today. His shiny paint got dirtier and dirtier as he drove all over town—first with mud from a construction site, then from exhaust, and finally from a flock of birds. At the end of his big day, a bath is just what this little car needs.

Michael Garland's bright and bold art features lots of different vehicles, from diggers to big trucks, making this book just right for young car enthusiasts.

Praise For Car Goes Far

"Word repetition and ultra-simple plotting paired with the bold and bright digital illustrations will interest young vehicle aficionados."—The Horn Book
"Garland's little red car invites children along for a ride to reading success. . . . An inviting, accessible title for new readers."—Kirkus Reviews
"A perfect choice for toddler story hours or beginning readers."—Booklist
"No need to putter along here; this entry in the series features a straightforward plot for those just beginning to read."—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823443680, 24pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

About the Author

Michael Garland has written and illustrated many books for children, including several bestsellers.  His titles include Fish Had a Wish, cited as one of the Top 25 Children's Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews; Tugboat; and the I Like to Read® books Car Goes Far, Lost Dog, and Pizza Mouse. His work is frequently featured in the Society of Illustrators art show, and has won many honors.