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Everything I Know About Cars - Tom Lichtenheld

Everything I Know About Cars


Published: 1st March 2005
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
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What's Your Car I.Q.?

The fastest kind of car:

A. A jet-powered dragster

B. An invisible spy car

C. Any car that is red and has flames painted on the sides

Cars were invented by:

A. Karl Benz

B. Professor Flubber

C. Two horses in Ohio who got tired of carrying people around all day

Souped-up cars are made with what kind of soup?

A. Chicken noodle

B. Pea

C. No actual soup is used

Answers inside

"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates-which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Explaining that people have always "liked the idea of going fast while sitting on their butts," Lichtenheld introduces such historical figures as ahead-of-his-time Viking inventor Leif Spring; supplies a quick tour of automotive principles ("Some other car parts you should know about are the transmission, which transmits; the suspension, which suspends; and the pistons, which, well . . . they work real hard too"); teaches proper back-seat "passenger duties"; and finally, offers a few useful pointers on drawing nifty imaginary cars. Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9) (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780689843822
ISBN-10: 0689843828
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.65 x 22.35  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1