After playing with toy cars, Albert wants to give a real car a test drive, so when he is given one that is just his size, he happily jumps in, starts it up and takes it for a spin through an imaginary town.
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PreSchool-K?Young Albert loves cars, and spends most of his time playing with his collection on the wooden play-town that his magical neighbor has made for him. While recuperating from a bout with the flu, he sees Mr. Appleby working on something; it turns out to be a boy-sized car that Albert can drive. At this point, the book leaps into fantasyland, following the child as he drives around the wooden village. Readers may have difficulty distinguishing reality from the dreamlike world that Mr. Appleby has created, but most won't care. Youngsters obsessed with cars will delight in Albert's journey. The fantastic cartoon illustrations breathe life into the book, McNeill's odd angles, varied perspectives, and sunny colors forming a whimsical match for this offbeat story. Albert, who is light skinned, has a warm and touching relationship with African-American Mr. Appleby. This is an additional purchase for most collections, but it will prompt car-crazy kids to smile.?Angela J. Reynolds, West Slope Community Library, Portland, OR
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Albert takes a mystery tour of his neighbor's backyard in this salute to the workings of imagination. Albert is a car nut, playing with toy versions day and night. His neighbor, Mr. Appleby--a bit of a wizard in the workshop--previously built Albert a cardboard replica of the neighborhood on which he could steer his cars around. When Albert confides that he'd like to be behind the wheel of a real car, Mr. Appleby delivers, by crafting Albert a cherry red sports car, and pointing the boy in the direction of the honeysuckle bush. The clever ending shows the nature of Albert's dream ride through his home turf. Jordan leaves enough of the story unexplained--was Albert's car ride a piece of magic, a hallucination, pure fancy?--allowing readers to exercise a little imagination of their own. McNeill's illustrations, with a retro look and sparkling with color, are ideal. (Picture book. 2-6) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descripción Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition (Unstated).. Unpaginated. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Albert's dream of driving a tiny car through his toy town is realized with the help of a neighbor who is something more than he appears to be. (Key Words: Neighborliness, Automobiles, Juvenile Literature, Jennifer Jordan, Shannon McNeill, Magic). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 39774X1
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0811808602
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110811808602
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0811808602
Descripción Chronicle Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0811808602 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1330473