If I Built A Car

If I Built A Car

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Jack describes the kind of car he would build--one with amazing accessories and with the capability of traveling on land, in the air, and on and under the sea.

& Taylor

When young Jack decides to build the car of his dreams using his imagination and creativity, the result is a one-of-a-kind, futuristic machine that can travel by air or underwater while providing every possible comfort for its passengers, including a pool and fully stocked snack bar.

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525474005
Branch Call Number: E VANDU
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Jun 27, 2016

One of our all-time favorite stories. Illustrations are wonderful and you may notice some characters (Mr. Magee) from Chris Van Dusen's other books. Check out "If I Built A House," if you like this one. Another of our favorites. Can't wait for another Van Dusen like this one!

Feb 08, 2015

Great book, witty and neat! Our kids want to read it over and over

Jul 16, 2014

I would say we have read this book close to a hundred times in our house. Fantastic story and art.

Feb 16, 2013

This book and the next one "If I built a House" are both favourites in our house. We have to read them atleast once every day. Our 2 year old loves these book as much as our 8 year old and we enjoy reading them. What a great imagination! Also a great way to get our children to spark their imagination.

Jan 06, 2011

My son is 6 and loves autos, he really liked this book and the illustrations are fun too

Aug 28, 2008

My kids LOVE this book and can't get enough of it. They are reciting the words before I can even turn the page. I enjoy reading it too.


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Oct 17, 2016

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