Monday, April 30, 2018

Children's Book Week Bedtime Story: If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

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Read for: Children's Book Challenge

Synopsis: "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."

My Review: This book recently popped up in recommendations and it looked like a fun book for emerging-gear-head Munchkin. I am so glad I picked this one up, it is such a fun book to read aloud and for little ones. There is fun rhyming and the rhythm flows so easily when reading it. There is also a bunch of creativity and imagination in the book that will have little minds thinking (and a few laughs too). It will spark some fun conversations and crazy imaginations for the little ones. I am really impressed with this one and I know it will be one we re-read a lot.

My Rating: This was such a fun book, I wish I had known about it before. It will definitely be one of our favorite reads for a while yet!  We give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. I’m glad this one worked for you and Munchkin.

    1. It was really a fun book, it will probably find its way to our favorites shelf.