Race Around the World (Cars 2)
By Susan Amerikaner
Illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists
Random House, 2011. 30 pages. Easy Reader.
Race Around the World is out just in time for Cars 2! Lightning McQueen and newcomer Francesco Bernoulli face off in the World Grand Prix, with races in Japan, Italy, and Radiator Springs. It's fun and has great interaction, as the reader tries to guess who will be the ultimate victor. This is a good choice for Disney fans who are just beginning to read. The artwork is lively and has fun visual jokes tucked away. My favorite is a Japanese ad for "Lightning McClean" - a vacuum cleaner.