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Ldrens book He literally shows children that with a great imagination all things are possible While reading his books I often have things are possible WHILE READING HIS BOOKS I OFTEN reading his books I often 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 Personal response I thought this was such a fun book It reminded me a lot of the movie Meet the Robinsons so it was fun to make that connection The first time I read it I thought it was ust 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 girls loving it too If I used this as a read aloud apart from any special unit plan or lesson and ust for enjoyment I think the kids would still like it and it would still get them thinking As a read aloud I would use this for 1st or 2nd grade and possibly 3rd grade 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 great bulletin board art A last possible purpose would be for some writing prompts that 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 Upper Grade Other Illustrations I Love The Illustrations In This grade Other Illustrations I love the illustrations in this and I think they are very creative I like that the colors are reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s colors It provides a great setting for the storyVocabulary The vocabulary in this book is really rich and is a great source to learn some rare words Some examples are grand analyze refine contemplate zeppelins retractable keen burble and catamaran The book also includes technical words like fender chrome plexiglass steel and polymer. 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. ,

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If I 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 GREAT Grades K 3 This would be a great 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 in groups and collaborate with each other This could a great 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 If I Built a Car is a story about a little boy named Jack who is interested in automobiles Not ust 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 ust 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 green lawns I really enjoy this book Monarch Award A kid with a fantastic imagination describes to his dad his dream carWith rhymes and imagination worthy of Dr Seuss this is fantastic I wish I d found Van Dusen s books sooner I am glad I read Mr Magee first of his books he did by himself since Mr Magee and his dog Dee seem to make a guest 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 going by asking readers what they d add change or do different in their dream car Fun to read and great picturesIf you re kids are into cars or enjoy a Dr Seuss style rhyme then this is a great one for you I re. If I built a car it'd be totally new Here are a few of the things that I'd do Young Jack is giving 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. ,
Ally enjoyed the illustration style too It has a fireplace bookshelf snack bar and poolThis kid has designed the ultimate It has a fireplace bookshelf snack bar and poolThis kid has designed the ultimate coolIt dives under water and flies in the skyIf This Car Were Real You Bet I car were real you bet I buy 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
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reviews I liked all it It was funny that they could fly and they could go underwater It was ust really funny that s all Good 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 The gadgets 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 get any feedback from nephew or family about whether he liked the book 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 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 description of the car of his dreams Jack gives his amazed father and eager pooch a tour of his vehicle showing off the flush fender skirts and retractable wings enclosed fireplace swimming pool and snack bar and introduces the automated driver Robert the Robot The boy then takes his dad for a ride through the neighborhood and onto the lake and underwater before heading back to town where a crowd of neighbors applaudsAll in all If I Built a Car is a wonderful book about a little boy and his boundless imagination in creating the perfect car An all time favorite Van Dusen writes the most amazing books My son has loved robots and 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 author Sometimes we close the book and get right on the internet to look up some of the things described in the book Catamarans for instance Van Dusen manages to create a truly imaginative story but elevates it beyond a simple chi. 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. .
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