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Cool books to read with your kids continued from page 57

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen Ages 3 and up In this relatively new book , a little boy relates all of the wonderful things about the car he plans to design , including safety features , a pool , a robot driver , and the ability to go underwater and fly through the air . The artwork is beautifully done , colorful , crisp , and bright . The full-bleed pictures are animated and detailed , and the boy ’ s dog , which appears in each picture , ties the images together nicely . The concept of the book captures the imagination : this amazing car and all that it can do !
The Snowy Day 
 Ezra by Jack Keats James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl When Sheep Cannot Sleep by Satoshi Kitamura Skippy Jon Jones , Lost in Spice by Judy Schachner Mrs . Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Ruby and the Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley Newton
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sidney Free to Be You and Me by Marlo Thomas
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
The Great Brain by John D . Fitzgerald B is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood The Lorax by Dr . Seuss and Theodor Seuss Geisel
Sources : blog . firstbook . org Parenting . com Amazon . com
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