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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Roy Makes a Car

Roy Makes a Car

Spring 2005 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Mary Lyons
Illustrator: Terry Widener
Stories By: Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0-689-84640-1
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:
This is a book for kids who love cars and good stories. Roy is one of those men who can fix anything and becomes bored with an auto mechanic's ordinary repair work. So, he decides to make a car safe enough for the dangerous hairpin turns in his county. Inspector Gadgets' car has nothing on the car Roy goes on to build. Diverse characters and good use of vernacular (writin' like folks talk) make this a book many will love.
Drego Little   ©2005 Parents' Choice
Drego Little is a graduate student in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Washington in Seattle.


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