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Publisher Comments:

With prose as clean as Sam's the narrator's shiny engine, Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and Building a House, explores transportation, the parts of a car, signs and signals, night and day, community, and occupations.

Bright, graphic artwork invites readers to count, name colors and shapes, and follow Sam and his car as they drive through a bustling world from Sam's home in the country to his job in the city. The surprise ending is a gem! "For young children intrigued by cars, this book is simply wonderful."—ALA Booklist

Supports the Common Core Standards

Review:

"With just a few words per page, Barton (Machines at Work) manages to convey simple car facts and an ending with a twist. 'I am Sam/ This is my car,' begin the first two spreads. Sam adores his red Beetle-esque car (it comically mirrors his own chunky physique), and he takes all the responsibilities of ownership seriously from maintenance ('My car needs oil/ and a full tank of gasoline') to obeying the traffic laws ('I stop for pedestrians'). Like any car buff, he loves to explain how his automobile works. 'My car has lights to see at night,' accompanies a painting of Sam driving under a starry sky as the headlights illuminate the typography. On the next page, Sam adds, the car also has 'windshield wipers to see in the rain' — a lovely scene that Barton renders from the perspective of the car hood, so that readers gaze at the reassuringly unfazed Sam through a curtain of silvery blue drops. Youngsters will be heartened to know that even when Sam goes to work, he gets to stay behind a wheel: he's a bus driver. Barton's world looks as if it were assembled from a toddler's collection of brightly colored building blocks, while his minimalist text has a plainspoken eloquence and subtle rhythm that will survive countless readings. Ages 2-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Come take a ride! Beep beep!

Synopsis:

<p>Come take a ride Beep beep </p>

About the Author

Byron Barton is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; The Three Bears; The Little Red Hen; Machines at Work; I Want to Be an Astronaut; and a series of board books: Big Machines, Dinosaurs, Tools, and Zoo Animals. He also illustrated The Little Factory, written by Sarah Weeks.

Byron Barton is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; The Three Bears; The Little Red Hen; Machines at Work; I Want to Be an Astronaut; and a series of board books: Big Machines, Dinosaurs, Tools, and Zoo Animals. He also illustrated The Little Factory, written by Sarah Weeks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060589400
Author:
Barton, Byron
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Byron Barton
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Subject:
Transportation - Cars & Trucks
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Children s-Reference Careers
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 6.72 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 40 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060589400 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With just a few words per page, Barton (Machines at Work) manages to convey simple car facts and an ending with a twist. 'I am Sam/ This is my car,' begin the first two spreads. Sam adores his red Beetle-esque car (it comically mirrors his own chunky physique), and he takes all the responsibilities of ownership seriously from maintenance ('My car needs oil/ and a full tank of gasoline') to obeying the traffic laws ('I stop for pedestrians'). Like any car buff, he loves to explain how his automobile works. 'My car has lights to see at night,' accompanies a painting of Sam driving under a starry sky as the headlights illuminate the typography. On the next page, Sam adds, the car also has 'windshield wipers to see in the rain' — a lovely scene that Barton renders from the perspective of the car hood, so that readers gaze at the reassuringly unfazed Sam through a curtain of silvery blue drops. Youngsters will be heartened to know that even when Sam goes to work, he gets to stay behind a wheel: he's a bus driver. Barton's world looks as if it were assembled from a toddler's collection of brightly colored building blocks, while his minimalist text has a plainspoken eloquence and subtle rhythm that will survive countless readings. Ages 2-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Come take a ride! Beep beep!
"Synopsis" by , <p>Come take a ride Beep beep </p>
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