Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mitchell's License

Mitchell's License
Written by Hallie Durand
Illustrated by Tony Fucile
Candlewick Press, 2011. Unpaged picture book.

Mitchell is an adorable and rambunctious toddler. He gets his "Remote-Control Dad Driver's License" when he is three years, nine months, and five days old. Mitchell's dad happily accommodates him as he hops into the driver's seat (Dad's shoulders) and inspects the car from tires (feet) to engine (belly). Their nightly ritual is to have a wild ride and end up parked in bed. This is an excellent book that celebrates the fun of being father and child. Tony Fucile's illustrations are comical and expressive, and are a perfect complement to Hallie Durand's creative story.

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