A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~ Author Unknown

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cars Galore

Cars Galore  "Fun drive, sun drive,
Gotta-run drive!
Dream drive, cool drive,
Someday YOU'LL drive!"
Although your little girls may also enjoy this new release from Candlewick Press, Cars Galore is a perfect book for your little boys.  This book by Peter Stein is full of every kind of car imaginable.  Aside from your typical fast cars, slow cars, tall cars, and short cars, there is the bizarre car, the hundred feet car, the incomplete car, the Noah's Ark car, and the shark car.  Bob Staake's illustrations are vivid and entertaining and send your eyes darting all over the brightly covered pages looking for each type of car the text mentions.  The text of Cars Galore is a poem and contains many wonderful examples of internal rhyme and alliteration to delight readers. It's also a wonderful opportunity to talk about opposites, both the common ones (mean car vs. nice car) and the uncommon ones (sing-along-car vs rock-n-roll car).  Driven by the bouncing verses, many different situations are presented throughout the book that are sure to inspire many conversation between you and your beginning readers about your memories of similar situations.

What's your favorite car from Cars Galore?

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