Tuesday, February 16, 2016

If I Built a Car (Chris Van Dusen)

My students loved this book. There was a lot of shouts of: 
  • Cool! 
  • As if! 
  • I would totally do that!
  • That's a great idea!
The illustrations are great. We are doing 'elaborative detail' in writing right now and this book is a great example of ways to describe an object. I'll use it again!

Goodreads Summary:

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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