[If I Built a Car] EBOOK
Personal response I thought this was such a fun book It reminded me a lot of "The Movie Meet The Robinsons "movie Meet the Robinsons it was fun to make that connection The first time I read it I thought it was just about futuristic cars With read throughs I realized that it is set in the 1950s or 1960s and I thought that was a really neat perspective Purposes1 EnjoymentEnrichment Simply put kids will like this book I think boys will especially like it but I can see a lot of irls loving it too If I used this as a read aloud apart from any special unit plan or lesson and just for enjoyment I think the kids would still like it and it would still Betrayals get them thinking As a read aloud I would use this for 1st or 2ndrade and possibly 3rd rade 2 Curriculum I can see myself using this in the classroom for a variety of curricular purposes The first would be with a social studies unit on the 1950s or 1960s The book would provide discussion for how people in these times imagined the future Another possible use would be a social studies unit on the future I could see this book paired with another book that talks about time capsules Kids could imagine what the future may be like Another purpose would be for a science unit on inventing I think kids would love imagining what kind of car they would invent and It would also provide for some reat bulletin board art A last possible purpose would be for some writing prompts that Bat Ode go along with any of the purposes above or own their own Kids could write about what they think future will be like what kind of car they would invent or what write about what people in the past may have thought 2015 would be like3 Independent reading A child who is interested in cars may really enjoy this book It would be for a child who is advanced in reading or is in an upperrade Other Illustrations I love the illustrations in this book and I think they are very creative I like that the colors are reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s colors It provides a Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work great setting for the storyVocabulary The vocabulary in this book is really rich and is areat source to learn some rare words Some examples are rand analyze refine contemplate zeppelins retractable keen burble and catamaran The book also includes technical words like fender chrome plexiglass steel and polymer An all time favorite Van Dusen writes the most amazing books My
Son Has Loved Robots has loved robots all things mechanical since he was a toddler so this particular book was a perfect fit for himAs a parent I appreciate the authors freuent use of multisyllabic words I have often found that my son is full of uestions when we finish books by this au. If I built a car it'd be totally new Here are a few of the things that I'd do Young Jack is iving an eye opening tour of the car he'd like to build There's a snack bar a pool and even a robot named Robert to act as.
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worthy of Dr Seuss this is fantastic I wish I d found Van Dusen s books soonerof Dr Seuss this is fantastic I wish I d found Van Dusen s books sooner am lad I read Mr Magee first of his books he did by
Himself Since Mr Magee Andsince Mr Magee and dog Dee seem to make a uest appearance in every other book of Van Dusen s so far I ve found them in Circus Ship this book and If I Built a House A delightfully fun book that imagines the perfect car Keep the imagination oing by asking readers what they d add change or do different in their dream car If I Built a Car or do different in their dream car If I Built a Car a story about a little boy named Jack who is interested in automobiles Not just regular automobiles though Jack likes EXTRAORDINARY mobiles Jack wants to create a design for his own automobile His reference is the Weinermobile His creation ends up looking like a spaceship with details similar to a Cadillac His car also has an instant snack bar a pool a fishtank and a fireplace It s an amazing vehicle if I do say so myself At the end of the story the reader realizes that this car is just a fragment of Jack s imagination and he is telling his father the story of what his car would be like if he built one The illustrations in this book are adorable The story is set in the 1950 s and it includes lots of pink houses with turuoise shutters and perfectly manicured reen lawns I really enjoy this book Monarch Award If I Built a Car is a creative story about how a young boy named Jack designed a car He has many creative ideas and draws inspiration from from Cadillac s Zeppelins and the Weiner mobile He added things like a pool and a snack bar This creative car surprises Jack s father and makes for a wonderful read Grades K 3 This would be a Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America great book to have students design their own car First they can draw a blue print then they can built their car out of materials provided by the teacher Individual students that would enjoy this book include students that like cars or students that like to design things or invent things Groups could work together to design a car to protect an egg from breaking when dropped This activity can teach students to problem solve on their own and to work inroups and collaborate with each other This could a reat read aloud during a poetry unit to show students a variation in different types of poetry This could be a fun way to show students that poetry doesn t have to be intimidating Students that like this E B White read aloud award winner and the Imagination Library Blue Ribbon Selection would also like Truckery Rhymes by Jon Scieszka This book is distributed by The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and is available as an e book. With witty detail bright colors and chrome recall the fabulous fifties and an era of classic American automobiles Infectious rhythm and clever invention make this wonderful read aloud a launch pad for imaginative fun. Thor Sometimes we close the book and et right ON THE INTERNET TO LOOK UP SOME OF THE the internet to look up some of the described in the book Catamarans for
instance Van Dusen manages to create a truly imaginative story but elevates it beyond a simpleVan Dusen manages to create a truly imaginative story but elevates it
beyond a simple book He literally shows children that with a reat imaginationa simple book He literally shows children that with a reat imagination things are possible While reading his books I often have the feeling that Van Dusen not only loves the written word but the mind itself He seems to praise and encourage children to limitless heights of imagination He encourages them to be architects of things yet to be imagined and conceived to be the visionaries of the future by keeping their imaginations alive and not resigning their dreams to childhood fancyThe artwork is beautiful as well If I Built a Car is the first book in the children s picture book series If I Built written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen which follows an imaginative boy named Jack who wants to design the perfect carThe text is rather simplistic straightforward and lyrical Written in rhyming couplets the narrative tells the car that a little boy Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism growing up in 1950s suburbia would like to create The illustrations are colorful sleek and shiny reinforcing the 1950s suburbia ambiance and the narrativeThe premise of the book is rather straightforward As Jack his father and the family dog drive by trim lawns and plastic pink flamingos in a red wood paneled station wagon the young hero regales his staid looking father with a This picture book aimed at older kids explores the imagination of a young boy as he explains exactly how HE would design a car I love the vintage 1960s inspired illustrations Theadgets and things the boy wants in his car are fantastical even for today but they made me smile I thought this book would inspire my nephew to share how HE would build a car if he could I liked the book but I didn t Boggs: A Comedy of Values get any feedback from nephew or family about whether he liked the book Chris Van Dusen the illustrator for the Mercy Watson series a longtime favorite in our family here presents a charmingly imagined child built wonder car Preschoolers reviews I liked all of it It was funny that they could fly and they couldo underwater It was just really funny that s all Good It has a fireplace bookshelf snack bar and poolThis kid has designed the ultimate in coolIt dives under water and flies in the skyIf this car were real you bet I d buy Fun to read and Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago great picturesIf you re kids are into cars or enjoy a Dr Seuss style rhyme then this is areat one for you I really enjoyed the illustration style too A kid with a fantastic imagination describes to his. Chauffeur With Jack's soaring imagination in the driver's seat we're deep sea diving one minute and flying high above traffic the next in this whimsical tantalizing take on the car of the future Illustrations packed. .