Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Children's » Fiction » Poetry » Nursery Rhymes

If I Built a Car

By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen

Elsewhere $43.26 $25.67   Save $17.59 (41%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: USA, 01 May 2005

Product Description:

K-Gr. 2. A young boy decides to design a better car than the old family station waggon. Driven by a robot, his sleek, supercharged vehicle can drive underwater and fly, and the interior includes a snack bar and swimming pool. The story is told in jaunty rhyming couplets, but the fun really comes from the illustrations, which perfectly parody 1950s' visions of the future, as depicted in such magazines as Popular Mechanics. The car glides past neat suburban homes with wide and perfect lawns, where everything is bathed in pastels. This may appeal more to parents (or, perhaps more accurately, to grandparents) who remember these renderings of technological dream worlds. Still, children will enjoy the exuberance and goofiness of the double-page spreads, such as the close-up of the expansive snack bar, which dispenses burgers, fries, and Cheez Whip on command. Todd Morning
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


"Rhyming couplets and illustrations in colors as shiny and sleek as the four wheels they celebrate present the musings of a boy growing up in the placid 1950s suburbs," as he describes his dream car to his father. "Energetic verse and jubilant, action-packed artwork make this tale of a young inventor's fantastic daydream a joy ride," PW wrote. Ages 3-up. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Energetic verse and jubilant, action-packed artwork make this tale of a young inventor's fantastic daydream a joy ride. (Publishers Weekly)

EAN: 9780525474005
ISBN: 0525474005
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 26.62 x 26.06 x 0.91 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling If I Built a Car on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by, Inc.