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Riding In My Car

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Riding In My Car

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Scott Menchin


$17.99 US | $19.99 CAN
Available March 20, 2012

Paper Over Board
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 5 & up
  • Grade Level: K-17
  • Pages: 16
  • Dimensions: 11" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316052160



  About The Book

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 to this famous and entertaining song.



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  Praise

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



  Author

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote more than a thousand folk songs, with "This Land is Your Land" being the most famous of all. His musical legacy endures today as countless fans continue to listen to and discover his popular songs.

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premiere folk artists and the creator of the acclaimed picture book My New York and illustrator of Johnny Appleseed. Ms. Jakobsen lives in Weston, Connecticut.