Lacey, Saskia How to Build a Car 63 pgs. Walter Foster Jr. (Quatro), 2015. $14.95 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
This is the story of the Scrap Pack, a mouse named Eli, a bird
named Phoebe, and a frog named Hank. Together they decide to build a car. They
dream big and get to work. They build each component step by step starting with
the frame, then the engine, then the body.
This is a top
notch adorable book from start to finish and is stuffed full of information
about car parts told in a story format. Its quite long and detailed. At my school it is usually the younger
grades that are interested in cars and trucks, making this book too challenging
for them to read alone. The story might be kind of childish for a reader at the level to read this alone. I honestly see this one more as a gift to a child who
is in a car phase and they read it together with their parent.
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.