This is a multi author book that kids in Maine get when they are five. My great-grandmother found a copy for us. The authors are Toni Buzzeo, Scott Nash, Laura Rankin, Chris Van Dusen and Robert McCloskey.
Annoying Little Brother’s favorite story is Chris Van Dusen’s If I built a car. It is a boy sharing what his future car would look like. Mom and Dad work at car companies and says the book is funny. He is going to review it below
I like Fluffy and Baron by Laura Rankin. It is a story about a dog and a duckling becoming friends.
I think it is nice that kids can get books for free as they grow up.
This book is about making a car with different pieces. The boy wants to put a pool, a driving robot that built right into the back of the seat. The car serves food and flies and goes underwater. It’s engine smoke smells nice like fresh-baked blueberry muffins. Yum!
I think this book is good. I like all the ideas for the new car. It makes me want to design a new car. Mine will have a gar fish design. I like gar fish.
I think Moms should read this to kids. I want my mom to read it to my class soon.
Tell me a little about yourself: I’m an illustrator living in Southern Maine, a location that provides endless inspiration. When I’m not drawing, I can usually be found reading, sewing or baking.
How long have you been illustrating books? I’ve been illustrating books for eight years, starting with Susan Patron’s middle grade novel, “Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe.”
Here are photos of it.
This is the food pantry. My grandparents donate vegetables from the garden here. This gets fresh food to people who need it. I have come help a couple times too.
And I have sold some vegetables in a stand. We save the money at the bank
(Bridget note: The church is not named after me and I am not named after the church. My mom’s last name meant Followers of Bridget, so she and Dad named me Bridget. My grandparents bought the church a few years ago. Memere says St Bridget told her to buy it. Neat huh?)
By Ann McCarthy
An animal guide. My favorite animal in the book that I have seen is the painted turtle. Painted turtles are cute. My favorite animal in the whole book that I haven’t seen is the puffin. For me to see them, I will have to go to an island.
It is a good book if you want to know more about animals.