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The Life of a Car
     

The Life of a Car

by Susan Steggall
 

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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 coloured 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

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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 coloured 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 Susan's first book, ON THE ROAD, travelling through the book!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

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

From the Publisher

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805087475
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

SUSAN STEGGALL initially trained as a graphic designer, but then became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own two boys, she began work in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her boys grew up, she started making all sorts of pictures for them of the cars, trucks and trains they found so fascinating. After lots of experiments, the idea of using torn coloured and textured paper evolved. Susan lives in the New Forest in Hampshire.

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