The Life of a Car

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Follow the life of a car from the production line, to being sold, driven, cleaned, crashed, mended, scrapped, and finally recycled to make . . . another car! Featuring an assortment of brightly colored vehicles, including tow-trucks, transporters, and lifting machines, this is the perfect book for all car and machine-mad readers. See if you can spot the little red mini from Steggall's first book, On the Road, traveling through the book!
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Follow the life of a car from the production line, to being sold, driven, cleaned, crashed, mended, scrapped, and finally recycled to make . . . another car! Featuring an assortment of brightly colored vehicles, including tow-trucks, transporters, and lifting machines, this is the perfect book for all car and machine-mad readers. See if you can spot the little red mini from Steggall's first book, On the Road, traveling through the book!
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PreS-Gr 1- With torn-paper collages in saturated color and just three words for every spread except the last, Steggall presents the life cycle of a car from its manufacture to its destruction and recycling, when the process begins anew. Large spreads show the car's assembly, delivery, purchase by a woman with two children, and how they use and maintain it until an accident requires that they call a tow truck and dispose of it. Cars crowd the endpapers, and a designer is busily at work on the title page. Sharp readers will notice that, like the vehicles in Steggall's On the Road (Kane/Miller, 2005), these autos have steering wheels on the right, license plates that look different, and travel on the left side of the road. As an added bonus, the youngsters who journey with this car through its brief life will also bump into delicious verbs such as "deliver," "tow," "strip," "crush," and "recycle."-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT

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"The pictures are bursting with color and will encourage children to talk about their own experiences. An information story as interesting and lively as this will reinforce in young minds the message that print books can be exciting and relevant." — Books for Keeps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805087475
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Having initially trained as a graphic designer, Susan Steggall became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own children, she began working in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her sons grew up, she started creating pictures for them of the cars, trucks, and trains they found so fascinating. After many experiments, the idea of using torn colored and textured paper evolved. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln include On the Road, Rattle and Rap, Busy Boats, Red Car, Red Bus, and The Diggers are Coming. She lives in the New Forest, U.K.
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