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Mitchell's license

by Durand, Hallie.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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Summary
Hop in for a hilarious, heartwarming ride with four-year-old Mitchell, a kid with a need for speed, a lead foot, and a very special license to drive.

Mitchell was four years, one month, and five days old when he got his license. He may need a little boost getting into the driver's seat, but once he's behind the wheel, his car sure goes fast! Left turn, right turn, slow down for speed bumps - Mitchell is a pro. And he loves the way that horn sounds! There's just one problem: Mitchell and his car have a slight disagreement about what type of fuel should go into the tank. . . . With warmth and sly wit, Hallie Durand follows a young child obsessed with all things automobile, while Tony Fucile's comical illustrations convey the well-tuned bond between an obliging father and a high-octane child.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a nice pairing of text and art, illustrations show clearly and humorously what the spare narrative doesn't, and doesn't need to: three-year-old Mitchell's car is actually his father, on whose shoulders Mitchell rides every night before bed. Parents will get as much, if not more, out of this than their young readers will; Dad's pained expression as Mitchell honks the horn (by whacking Dad on the nose) is priceless. Alert readers will note the foreshadowing on the title page: a spot illustration shows Mitchell in his mother's arms, reaching for a cookie jar; later, Mitchell and his car get in an argument over whether or not to fill up with more gas (cookies). This car and driver know how to have fun together, and the portrayal of father-son bonding is realistic and reassuring. The loose, energetic style of the art, on a clean white background, suits the active story and will please all sorts of young drivers. --Foote, Diane Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Durand's (Dessert First) first picture book, an extended-and charming-gag, describes three-year-old Mitchell's bedtime treat. Perched on his long-suffering parent's shoulders, he gets to drive his father to bed, shifting into reverse by pulling on his father's ear, beeping the horn by bonking his nose, and topping off the "car's" oil by pouring the contents of his sippy cup down his father's throat. (The father coughs wildly; "The car was sputtering a little," Durand writes.) The pacing is riotous, stopping only for a little before-bed discipline ("This is the gas station," says Mitchell, heading for the cookie jar. " 'No,' said the car. Mitchell was surprised because the car had never spoken before.") Fucile's (Bink and Gollie) big spreads burst with comic energy; his background in animation and character development is evident in the way the father's face morphs from interest to exasperation and exhaustion. Digital illustrations experiment with pixilated, pastel-like lines and textures-great for whooshes of motion or a flashlight's beam, less so for the flush of a cheek or the father's hipster eyewear. It's a minor cavil, though; this one is destined for family favoritehood. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Automobile driving -- Juvenile fiction.
Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobile driving -- Fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Fucile, Tony.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780763644963 (hbk.)
076364496X (hbk.)
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