|I like my car (I like to read)|
Author: Robertson, Michael
Animals show how much they love their cars, of all different colors, while driving, caring for them, and even hugging them.
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
School Library Journal (10/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—With illustrations perfectly matched to the text, this series entry introduces beginning readers to short, easily identifiable words and colors. Each turn of the page introduces a new color word into the title sentence: "I like my (blue) car." Readers travel from one page to the next, down the "road" to see each appropriately hued, patterned, and decorated vehicles of nine cartoon, anthropomorphic characters—for example, a rhinoceros drives a red car with a horned hood ornament, a giraffe sits at the wheel of a spotted yellow car, a shark flashes a grin within the watery interior of a finned black car, a crocodile holds the wheel on a green car with a sharp, toothy grill, and a cheetah rules the road in a spotted purple coupe with yet more spots on the dice above his head. This colorful work for the very youngest of independent readers may encourage confidence in identification of words and word patterns through its eye-catching illustrations and text repetition. VERDICT A suggested general purchase.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 10/15/2018 “I like my purple car,” says a leopard driving a violet roadster with deeper magenta spots. Every car in this cheerful book is clearly its owner’s pride and joy, and each animal expresses its satisfaction in the same brief sentence, changing only the word describing its vehicle's color. A turtle looks snug behind the wheel of a little green car with a domed roof suggesting its curved shell, while a shark drives a black sports car with a sharp-toothed grill and stylish fins, and a cat chauffeurs a poodle in a pink stretch limousine. Big, bold shapes create vehicles and settings in the digital pictures, while line is used effectively to define characters and details. The last two double-page spreads bring all the vehicles together in bustling scenes that many kids will find absorbing. Picture books about cars and trucks abound, but this one has several things going for it: a brief, cohesive text along with clear, colorful illustrations and a sense of fun. These qualities make it just right for the youngest car-loving children. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.