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Cool Cars

(Amazing Machines)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  22 reviews
From luxury limousines to speedy sports cars, Amazing Machines: Cool Cars features a wide variety of automobiles-- all driven by kooky animal characters. Lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about cars even more ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published June 16th 2005 by Kingfisher (first published January 1st 2001)
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Samantha Penrose
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: little car lovers (ages 2-4)
Shelves: kids-books
This rhyming book introduces your youngster to the world of cars...from what they are, how they work, how to care for them, how to operate them, what a driver does and more!
Includes the "anatomy" of a car on the last page.
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This is one of my son’s favourite bedtime books. It’s a lovely rhyming description of cars with colourful, fun illustrations. The rhymes make it fun to read, and I like that it’s a good introduction to the concept of cars – between the words and the pictures, it’s helped my son and I talk about rules of the road, the mechanics of how cars work, and types of vehicles.

It’s a staple of our bedtime bookshelf!
Ruth Ann
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I like this book because it rhymes and it's fun to read.

The illustrations will help children learn about cars, roads and driving as well as different types of cars. A diagram in the back of the book describes car parts.
Helen Kumpel
Who this book would be for: PreK-K
Cool Cars is a great book to introduce different parts of a car and what each part does to help the car go! A glossary at the end of the book summarizes the job of each part of the car. Very cute!
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We read this every single day. Darling illustrations and fun rhymes make this one of Masons favorites!
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Love this series! These read aloud well and are age-appropriate without dumbing things down too much. Cute, colorful illustrations. Withstand multiple readings. Highly recommended for ages 2-5.
Jul 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Cute book about cars.
Nancy Jo Lambert
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
We love all the Amazing machines books! These wonderfully illustrated and fun rhyming text books are great to share with young children!
Dec 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Rhymes, good amount of words on a page. Generally nice.
3 or 3 1/2 stars. Nice rhyming pattern with colorful illustrations and lots to look at on the pages. The illustration of the car at the end seemed like info kids reading this book would already know
Jenna Mills
3yo now absolutely loves these books
Kelly Woznik
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a great book
Jon Nakapalau
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun car book with great art!
Miss Sarah
Mar 11, 2021 rated it liked it
A cute preschool and up book about cars including types and usage. Great sing song way the story is told makes it move with cute pictures.
Dustyn Mckenney
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun for kids who would be in to learning about lots of different cars. Rhythmic rhyming and colorful art makes it entertaining to look at and read
Cute non-fiction about cars - very much simple non-fiction.
Text is informative rhymes, which sometimes are a bit clunky.

Loved by some young children.

Good for boys.
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Squirt just hasn't developed an interest in cars yet - diggers and such, yes, but not cars. Maybe this review will change in a little as he grows. ...more
jessica wilson
Actually a nifty book about cars. Fun, colorful illustrations show the parts fo the car and how the rules of the road work. The kiddos in my classroom love it!
Kim Patton
Mar 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Good for little ones, kindergarteners would probably enjoy.
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