Thursday, November 20, 2014

Miles to the Finish by Jamie Harper - OPTIONAL

Harper, Jamie  Miles to the Finish  Candlewick Press, 2014.  $12.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

Miles is going to race his box car at school.  He and his friend are intimidated by a new girls electric car.  During the race it’s neck and neck until the electric car has trouble.  Miles stops to pick up the rider and they are on their way to the finish line, when another racer passes them. 

The illustrations in this book are very cute, but the storyline doesn’t flow very well.  There is too much dialogue and a lot of Otto said, Miles said that makes it read choppy.  Miles chooses not to finish the race in order to include the new girl, which is nice but it doesn’t really explain any of the reasons why that would be nice.  

 EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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