By Chris Van Dusen
Dutton Children’s Books, 2005. Picture Book.
Jack has decided that his dad’s car “is not bad” but that Jack has planned an even better car. His car is futuristic and made of a “polymer gel.” It comes complete with snacks, a robot driver and pool. It can turn into a boat, submarine or a jet. The reader will fall in love with Jack’s cool car and may even think of some ideas for an even cooler car. Winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award, If I Built a Car is a great book to read to kids of all ages. With its rhyme structure and sleek cartoon-style illustrations adults and children will enjoy reading about Jack's fantastic car together.