My car has wheels.
My car has gas.
The horn goes beep.
Come take a ride.
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Sam may be a man of few words, but he is certainly eloquent on the subject of his car. With a bright, bold palette of mostly primary colors, author-illustrator Byron Barton ( Trucks, Planes, Machines at Work, etc.) deftly depicts the fondness Sam has for his chunky little car and the care with which he treats it. "I love my car. / I keep my car clean. / My car needs oil / and a full tank of gasoline." Sam also describes the parts of his car, how to drive carefully, and where he likes to go in his car. The story concludes with a twist, sure to delight already rapt readers.
Sam and his acquaintances are unusual-looking, blocky figures, with big black blobs for eyes, and more blobs for nose and mouth. Characters and objects are reminiscent of the cars, signs, and figures in a child's play station. Small details are appealing: the mechanic is a woman, and the car's headlights bathe a portion of the text in yellow. This should be required reading for every driver's ed student; we can only hope that the repeated readings this book is bound to receive will sink in to preschoolers' minds for future recall: "I obey the laws. / I stop for pedestrians. / I read the signs." This is a lovely picture book. (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Byron Barton is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; The Three Bears: The Little Red Hen; Machines at Work; I Want to Be an Astronaut; and a series of board books: Big Machines, Dinosaurs, Tools, and Zoo Animals.He is also the illustrator of The Little Factory, written by Sarah Weeks.He lives in Sarasota, FL.
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2001. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060296259
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2001. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-199-95-9221009
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