If I Could Drive, Mama

If I Could Drive, Mama

Book - 2016
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"A boy turns a cardboard box into a car and imagines what it would be like to take his mama for a drive all around town"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374302054
Branch Call Number: JE BEST
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Shin, Simone - Illustrator


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AL_MARLA Apr 03, 2017

What is better than a big cardboard box and a little boy with a wonderful imagination to bring the outside world into his home and take his mom along for the ride.

Mar 16, 2017

Sweet story about how to use imagination to change a simple box and other common things around the house into a family adventure. Good to read with Not a Box.

ChristchurchKids Jan 23, 2017

From the outside it may look like a plain cardboard box, but to creative young Charlie, it’s “the zippiest car in the whole world!” After hopping behind the wheel and picking up Mama, Charlie cruises through town (their house), stopping at the library (bookshelves), construction site (sandbox), nail salon (bathroom), as well as many other destinations. Charlie’s directions to his patient Mama (“I say…And you say...”) will ring true for anyone who’s played pretend with a preschooler, while the homey, soft-edged illustrations enhance this “wonderful tribute to an imagination in perpetual motion” (Publishers Weekly).


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