Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Poem Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian

You've seen the odd cars that companies make:  the Cube, the Mini Cooper, big four wheel drive pickups and SUVs and the even smaller electric cars.  That's in the here and now.  Wait until you see the cars and trucks in this book!

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

The authors have all sorts of silly ideas about vehicles of the future and express it in rhyme.  Jeremy Holmes is the illustrator and he depicts each odd auto in a funky graphic.  They have a dragon wagon (is that related to the Dodge Power Wagon?), an eel-ectric car, a high heel car and many more.  They're all fun to look at.

There are also little hidden things in the illustrations.  See if you child can find the Royal Throne; it's in plain sight.  Another fun thing to do would be to look at the cover after you've read the book and see if you can name all the cars on there.  Which car is your favorite?  I think the love car is mine.

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