About the Book
Hop in for a hilarious, heartwarming ride with four-year-old Mitchell, a kid with a need for speed, a lead foot, and a very special license to drive.
Mitchell was four years, one month, and five days old when he got his license. He may need a little boost getting into the driver’s seat, but once he’s behind the wheel, his car sure goes fast! Left turn, right turn, slow down for speed bumps - Mitchell is a pro. And he loves the way that horn sounds! There’s just one problem: Mitchell and his car have a slight disagreement about what type of fuel should go into the tank. . . . With warmth and sly wit, Hallie Durand follows a young child obsessed with all things automobile, while Tony Fucile’s comical illustrations convey the well-tuned bond between an obliging father and a high-octane child.
About the Author
Hallie Durand is the author of Dessert First and Just Desserts, both illustrated by Christine Davenier. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of Let’s Do Nothing!, a School
Library Journal Best Book of the Year, as well as the illustrator of Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films, including The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
My Take on the Book
This was a fun, cute, heart-warming book that had my four year old grinning from ear to ear. I even found myself laughing throughout the book! This book brings back so many memories of me becoming a vehicle for my kids. Talk about having a license, my girls would direct me like the best of them, just like you see from Mitchell. This is definitely a story that any parent will relate to and will enjoy and that any child will simply love due to the well written nature of the book, but also the crazy antics of the characters themselves. All-in-all this book shows the love between a father and child which is priceless!
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