Josef, The Indy Car Driver is a unique children's picture book that mixes IndyCar racing with educational with entertaining on-track action that is sure to please budding race fans and their motorsports-loving parents! Featuring multiple race-winning American driver Josef Newgarden at the iconic Road America race venue, Josef, The Indy Car Driver is designed to provide an authentic glimpse into the world of IndyCar through Josef's eyes, as well as those of his fans.
A portion of the story is dedicated to showing aspiring young racecar drivers a path to get to IndyCar by featuring Josef's personal progression through the ranks of motorsports, starting with karting. From there the content takes readers on a journey through a typical race weekend from practice to qualifying to the race itself. Informational content about the IndyCar series, race elements such as pit stops and the cars themselves are included throughout the book to help educate readers about the sport.
The book illustrations the Road America road course circuit from a variety of vantage points. Readers are treated to a mix of car views. Illustrations are hand-drawn and then digitized & colored for placement in the book.
|Publisher:||Cardinal Publishers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Chris Workman is a father of three and life-long fan of all forms of racing. Workman is a seasoned motorsports marketing & advertising professional who became inspired to create a series of children's picture books about racecars, drivers, team & tracks when he yearned for similar content to read to his kids then decided to create one himself!
Workman is focused on weaving in the true magic of motorsports - family bonding & shared passions - into his books. And, his first book, The Longest Day - A Childhood Race Adventure chronicles the adventures of a father and son bonding together at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Workman currently resides in Huntersville, North Carolina with his wife, Rachel, and three kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We love the Josef, The Indy Car Driver book so much at our house! I have four children and this is probably the only book that appeals to each and every one of them. (Big time score for this mom of four children ranging in age from 2-12!) The beautiful illustrations really capture their attention and the narrative holds it through to the end. I love that my children learn and feel motivated by this book. I’m especially impressed that the author took careful measures to include, encourage and empower girls through the Avery character. Josef Newgarden and Chris Workman – Not sure if you’ll ever see this review, but you’ve got a house full of fans over here and we thank you!
A book that your child and you will both love and enjoy together. My son and daughter both clamor for me to read this book for them several bedtimes per week - and I actually don't mind doing so!