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The Way Cool License Plate Book
     

The Way Cool License Plate Book

by Leonard Wise
 

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Everywhere you go you see vanity plates. The best of them are those that make you think and then reward you with a good laugh. Now there is a book that captures all the fun and excitement of vanity plates from across North America.

Inside The Way Cool License Plate Book you'll find plates that show how their owners feel about the cars they drive

Overview

Everywhere you go you see vanity plates. The best of them are those that make you think and then reward you with a good laugh. Now there is a book that captures all the fun and excitement of vanity plates from across North America.

Inside The Way Cool License Plate Book you'll find plates that show how their owners feel about the cars they drive (or wish they drove!), the work they do, the sports they play and the dreams they have.

This book is the perfect companion for any vacation or road trip. Parents will be happy knowing that the games in this book strengthen math and reading skills as well as provide hours of fun. Kids will enjoy spotting plates from across the country and reading the hundreds of vanity plates inside. Categories of vanity plates include:

  • Cars
  • The work we do
  • Sports
  • Animals
  • Places
  • Music
  • PL8 fun
and there are 8 pages of games for car trips.

Editorial Reviews

Paul Challen
This book has FN 4 KDS written all over it.
Quill and Quire
Publishers Weekly
Just right for holiday road trips, the paper-over-board The Way Cool License Plate Book by Leonard Wise presents traveling games ("Picture This" challenges players to find license plates with symbols or pictures) and more than 400 amusing-and revealing-vanity plates organized by subjects such as occupations, animals and car terms (can you guess what kind of vehicle has the "4RD TRK" plate?). A brief history of the license plate kicks off the volume; "Plate Facts" sidebars offer license plate trivia throughout. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-This title can provide several hours of fun for the whole family. The introduction explains what vanity license plates are and how to read them. A short history discusses the origin of license plates, the various kinds of materials that have been used to manufacture them, and collecting as a hobby, followed by six pages of directions for various license-plates-related games that can be played while traveling. The main body of the text is a collection of vanity plates from all of the Canadian provinces and the U.S., arranged by such categories as occupations, animals, sport terms, etc. The average page contains colorful reproductions of eight plates, though many have as few as five to accommodate road signs, drawings, and/or "blank plates" that feature trivia. Each reproduction is accompanied by a clue to help readers decipher the tag's message. Accuracy as to the correct design and colors of some of the illustrations might be questioned; e.g., the design shown for the Kansas plates was the standard one for that era, not the vanity motif that was actually used. This, however, neither changes nor damages the potential appeal of the book for readers who enjoy the challenge of deciphering codes. This is one of those titles that libraries should have "just because."-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Quill and Quire - Paul Challen
This book has FN 4 KDS written all over it.
Resource Links - Evette Signarowski
An appealing book of games and facts ... a unique addition to a juvenile collection of books dealing with games.
Canadian Materials for Librarians - Dave Jenkinson
The Way Cool License Plate Book is a quick, fun read, and along the way youngsters and adults will pick up bits of information too.... Although The Way Cool License Plate Book will principally be a book for recreational reading, teachers could use it for curricular purposes as well. For example, an English or History teacher might share some of the book's vanity plates and then ask her/his students to create the vanity plates that would belong to fictional characters from literature or real historical figures. Recommended.
School Library Jouranl - Eldon Younce
Hours of fun for the whole family ... This is one of those titles that libraries should have "just because."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770853836
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/07/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
749,594
File size:
29 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Leonard Wise has authored several books on Toronto including Toronto Street Names, Toronto Eats, More Toronto Eats and Making Out in Toronto. He has also been a columnist for the Toronto Star where he wrote about food specialty items. A lawyer, Leonard first turned to writing in 1970. Leonard and his wife live in Toronto.

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