Book Review: Riding In My Car

Riding In My Car by Woody Guthrie
From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas

The legendary Woodie Guthrie’s song lyrics are set with mixed media illustrations, movable book parts, pop-ups, and lift-the-flap facts in this eye catching story book, Riding In My Car.

Scott Menchin’s illustrations truly work to make this story and song a celebration.  In this book, a family of dogs set off on a road trip starting in New York City and working their way through Mt. Rushmore, farmlands, and desserts, and even on to the Golden Gate Bridge.   All along the way, readers are treated with interesting facts and a tapestry of photographic images with cartoon style storybook characters.  Younger children will delight in this interactive storybook design while older kids will appreciate the beauty of the book, the factual information, and the patriotism that is woven into the design.

Take your time reading the book and exploring all of its parts and then try it a second time by singing along with a recording of Woodie’s song.  You may even be inspired to find Woody Guthrie’s song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and keep those vocal chords and national pride strumming right along!  This book would be enjoyed by children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Woody Guthrie Car Song Book

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