If I Built a Car
"If I built a car, it'd be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . ."
Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! there's a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!
The story is told in jaunty rhyming couplets, but the fun really comes from the illustrations, which perfectly parody 1950s' visions of the future, as depicted in such magazines as Popular Mechanics. The car glides past neat suburban homes with wide and perfect lawns, where everything is bathed in pastels. This appeals to parents (or to grandparents) who remember these renderings of technological dream worlds. Children will enjoy the exuberance and goofiness of the double-page spreads, such as the close-up of the expansive snack bar, which dispenses burgers, fries, and Cheez Whip on command.
A Lange General Store Staff Favorite!
- Age Range 3-5 Years
- 40 Pages
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.2 x 10 inches