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Riding In My Car

By Woody Guthrie (Paper Over Board, 2012)
Click clack, open up the door, girls;
Click clack, open up the door, boys;

Front door, back door, clickety clack,
Take you riding in my car.

Inspired by his love of Woody Guthrie's Riding In My Car, award winning illustrator Scott Menchin invites readers on an exciting cross-country road trip with a family of dogs!

This interactive novelty format features pull-tabs, pop-ups, and lift-the-flaps on every page, and makes kids feel like they're really coming along for the ride, visiting some of America's most notable landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and more! Hidden beneath each flap are fun American facts for the child readers and interesting biographical details about Woody Guthrie for adults.

The entire song will be hosted on www.ridinginmycarbook.com so readers can read and sing along!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Paper Over Board

    • Price: $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316052160

    • On Sale Date: 03/20/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Paper Over Board

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Click clack, open up the door, girls;
Click clack, open up the door, boys;

Front door, back door, clickety clack,
Take you riding in my car.

Inspired by his love of Woody Guthrie's Riding In My Car, award winning illustrator Scott Menchin invites readers on an exciting cross-country road trip with a family of dogs!

This interactive novelty format features pull-tabs, pop-ups, and lift-the-flaps on every page, and makes kids feel like they're really coming along for the ride, visiting some of America's most notable landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and more! Hidden beneath each flap are fun American facts for the child readers and interesting biographical details about Woody Guthrie for adults.

The entire song will be hosted on www.ridinginmycarbook.com so readers can read and sing along!

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote more than a thousand folk songs, ballads, and children's songs. His homespun humor and earthy, activist songwriting set the stage for the folk music explosion of the 1960s and influenced many popular recording artists, including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. His musical legacy endures as countless musicians, activists, teachers, and families continue to discover and sing his songs.

Scott Menchin is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Wiggle and Bounce by Doreen Cronin, and most recently, his own Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy. He has also created illustrations for Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many other clients. Scott Menchin currently teaches at the Pratt Institute Graduate School and lives in New York City with his wife, Yvetta, and their daughter, Karina.



  • RIDING IN MY CAR by Woody Guthrie, illustrated by Scott Menchin

  • Praise for Riding in My Car:

    A New York Book Show Merit Award Winner

    * "An affectionate tribute to a great American songsmith."
    (Kirkus (starred review)).

  • Praise for Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy:
    A Christopher Award Winner (2008)

    "This will likely inspire youngsters who are in a funk to seek joy in the unexpected as well as in the perfectly ordinary." (Publishers Weekly
    ).

  • "To striking effect, the illustrations contrast the characters painted in textured watercolors against a backdrop of one vivid color. [A] gladdening little read." (Kirkus).

  • Praise for Wiggle:
    "[A] buoyant blend of drawing and photography... Fans of wiggling will find themselves giggling throughout." (Child magazine).

  • "Menchin amusingly depicts the hound hero's shenanigans in vividly hued digitally rendered cartoon art." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Menchin's lively, digitally rendered art incorporates elements of reality-photographic bits and pieces-that are well integrated into broad, bright cartoon illustrations." (School Library Journal).

  • Praise for Bounce:
    "The artist works in bold ink outlines and bright, even digital colors, and uses whimsical photographic images here and there for comic punctuation. Readers young and old will likely enjoy bouncing through these pages." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "The cartoon art is eye-catching and as playful as the text... Preschoolers will relish the fun and respond to the infectious energy of this title." (School Library Journal).

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Product Details

Riding In My Car
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 16
  • Physical Dimensions: 11" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316052160
  • On Sale Date: 03/20/2012
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