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I read this book out loud to my students. I read the same book all week, to every class from pre-K through third grade. Usually by the end of the week, I can recite a book in my sleep and I never want to read it again. My First Car Was Red, on the other hand- sure, I can probably recite it in my sleep ("Go!") but I loved it more and more each time I read it. This is a great read aloud book and the pictures are completely charming. I've never had kids quite so riveted to my read-aloud book ...more
What a terrific story, and the illustrations are more than a good match for the words. The understated relationship between siblings and generations. Honoured traditions. Craftsmanship and respect. The road less travelled. What a rich, subtle experience and a truly lovely book.