If i Built a Car

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Dutton, May 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 131 pages
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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.

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User Review  - bkling1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book because the plot is very engaging to a young reader with a strong imagination. The main character takes the reader through his imagination of what his imaginative car would look like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

This is a fun book written in rhyme. I think every kid, and adult who can remember back that far, thinks up all kinds of crazy things they would have if they could design their own car. The ... Read full review


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Kate DiCamillo is the author of the first two stories starring the porcine wonder, MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE and MERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDE. She is also the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which won the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, a National Book Award Finalist; and THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Chris Van Dusen has illustrated all the books in the Mercy Watson series. He is also the author-ilustrator of DOWN TO THE SEA WITH MR. MAGEE, A CAMPING SPREE WITH MR. MAGEE, and IF I BUILT A CAR. He lives in Camden, Maine.

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